Gadhafi falls, Libya is revived
The news of Gadhafi's capture and eventual demise spread quickly throughout multiple news mediums. So, in effort to keep up, National Public Radio used its news blog The two-way, to bring live coverage of the unfolding events in Libya.
Following the organization's tradition of special series the site soon launched Conflict In Libya, which focused first on the fall of the countries dictatorship, and then turned to Gadhafi at the time of his death.
Digital journalism at its core is seen in this series. NPR uses videos and quotes from other news sources to stay updated on the days events. As a blog this is acceptable and helps to link credible on-the-scene sources and keep live, easy to follow coverage consistent online. For example, at 8:50 a.m. NPR quoted the New York Times with Gadhafi's confirmed death. Fifteen minutes after the site added a video from Sky News recording celebrations in Libya.
First reports included a phone call from News Producer Grant Clark, who was in Tripoli at the time, which was recorded and posted as a direct transcript and then tweeted on @nprnews's feed confirming the dictators death. Looking at today's media advancements, the amount of journalism that took place is remarkable. Following a live event and feeding it to the public using audio is a daunting and impressive task for one site to compile with little direct contact.