When live stream app Periscope launched, it was unclear if journalists would stick with the platform.
But it appears some in the journalism world have done so, and one reporter who is putting Periscope to very good use is Paul Ronzheimer, of German publication BILD.de.
Ronzheimer has been joining Syrian refugees on buses, at bus stations and on long walks during their trip through Europe.
Here are some screenshots:
The camera was on, whether his subjects were awake or not
Periscope allows viewers to post their questions to be answered by the person live streaming
Ronzheimer’s work revealed that those making the trip included young children
Replays of the live broadcasts he did yesterday and today are currently available to be viewed by downloading the Periscope app, signing in with your Twitter handle, and searching for Paul Ronzheimer, though the videos will likely vanish in 24 hours.
Alternatively, here is a link to his most recent broadcast.
Live streaming video app Meerkat may have been the craze at last month’s SXSW, but its rival Periscope has not been ignored.
One major example is USA Today covering the NCAA Final Four with the latter. On the Nieman Journalism Lab blog, USA Today’s Tanya Sichynsky shares takeaways from the experience using the app at the event.
One of them was how to use the replay feature:
“Periscope gives you with the option to replay your broadcast after filming, but depending on how good your wifi or 4G service is, it may take a long time to save. If you’re trying to do one live stream after another, that urgency may cost you the replay function.”
Here is her post with more Periscope tips.