Tragic events like the earthquake in Japan and the ensuing widespread nuclear threat are key events for media organizations around the world.
The web has become the go-to-place for distributing breaking news and in the case of the tragedies in Japan, global news agency Reuters has relied on Toronto's ScribbleLive to report updates live online.
Reuters.com has been publishing continuous coverage since the initial earthquake on March 11th thanks to the Reuters ScribbleLive live blog which features news, video and photos from Reuters journalists.
Reuters displays real time numbers of concurrent users on each live story and their increasing audience numbers are a direct effect of quality coverage. Shortly after the earthquake the Reuters live coverage page reached 25,000 concurrent unique users on the page.
Reuters ScribbleLive coverage of world events is an important milestone in the evolution of real-time news and ScribbleLive's content delivery software could be the future of online journalism.
With fellow Toronto live-blogging startup CoverItLive in the news itself earlier this month after being acquired by Demand Media, it's great to see ScribbleLive have success on the world news stage.
Founded in 2008, ScribbleLive has raised $1 Million in funding to date from Rogers Ventures and its founders and currently employees 13.