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  • Five ways you can cover a marathon or other big event

  •  The fabled Boston Marathon runs through several communities in our region. Here are 5 things our newsrooms did to cover this huge event that you might adapt for a similar event in your area – a music festival or a county fair, for example.

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  •  The fabled Boston Marathon runs through several communities in our region. Here are 5 things our newsrooms did to cover this huge event that you might adapt for a similar event in your area – a music festival or a county fair, for example
  • Solicit reader photos of the event in paper and online prior to the event.
  • Run participant profiles – with videos - in the weeks before the event and collect them all together on a single page
  • Ask a poll question about readers what they think of the upcoming event
  • Set up a Big Package on your homepage the day of the event, collecting all of your event coverage in one place
  • Take a video of a guy proposing marriage at the finish line
    (Just kidding! But check out the video – it’s fun.)
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