Liquid Newsroom :: Some figures and facts behind the LNR (Liquid Newsroom). It is a technical platform I use to scan the net for breaking news and then rapidly distribute it via all channels of interest. So far, I can manage two kind of streams: a stream from sources which have published content on the Internet (e.g. news portals, social media) as well as content from reporters and content creators on-the-ground.
The LNR delivers news and content at the moment its published by one of your sources of interest. The technical platform - currently in "closed" Alpha - can be used to connect to other content creators at other locations to create a sort of news network. Imagine someone working with the LNR in Beirut, Moscow or Los Angeles. If they decide to collaborate they can easily share their own streams with each other.
The core idea is: independent, demand driven and ultra-fast content collaboration and distribution. It supports a local expert, allowing her to manage her sources and to distribute news to her peers rapidly. Changes in the setup of the incoming news stream ("news pipeline") have an immediate impact on the flow of news into the Liquid Newsroom.
The tests made with LNR over the last couple of months were encouraging regarding the increase in productivity and typical business metrics (CTR, RPM, etc.) - Here's a short clip of how a user can interact with the LNR. The main actions you need to take in a typical content production process, e.g. reading, editing, posting, can be triggered using characters on your keyboard like "j" to read the next news item, "k" to read the last agains, "s" for save and "m" to mail to anyone you like to.
If you would like to know how you can use the LNR in your news or branded content environment, please feel free to get in touch with me by email at steffen(dot)konrath (at) nextlevelofnews(dot)com.