Education reporter Cathy Bayer and the Rockford Register Star provide solid coverage through print, the Web and social media of the Rockford School Board as it decides whether to outsource driver's education.
WHAT THEY DID: Bayer offered live coverage of the meeting through tweets. She also let readers know ahead of time that they could follow her on Twitter and even gave the hashtag she would use. Bayer also enhanced her coverage by shooting video.
On the Web earlier in the day, the Register Star provided links to previous board-related stories along with the evening’s agenda. The paper also pointed readers to Bayer’s blog posts on content related to the school board.
THE TAKEAWAY: Real-time reporting through micro-blogging, video to view, archived articles to review and agendas to preview: It is a great example of how reporters can enhance the reader's experience by using all of the delivery platforms and tools available to report the news.