Breaking News and Technology – Gillard vs Rudd

February 27th, 2012 by Heather Maloney

As political journalists across the country are poised for the next stage of the saga between Julia Gillard and Kevin Rudd, technology is helping us to keep up to date with all manner of up to the minute broadcasts from Canberra. For example:

  1. Live webcam as the media, from two different angles and corridors in the Parliament building, wait for the ALP politicians to come out of their vote for either Ms Gillard or Mr Rudd.
  2. If you don’t want to watch the webcam, the politics blog page of The Age is being updated every 5 minutes or so with another comment or photo to keep you up to date.
  3. You can follow tweets attached to particular hashtags on Twitter to hear the news as it comes to hand.

I wonder what the price was for advertising space on the political pages of the national newspapers during this morning?

In a nutshell… there’s no need to stay in the dark for very long, whether you are sitting at a computer or using your mobile phone!

What’s your favourite way of watching the news unfold?

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