Dagbladet Web TV team is capable of producing up to six live broadcasts daily

By Alexandra Beverfjord


Oslo, Norway


One of the great advantages of online newspapers in terms of news coverage is their ability to report live asynchronously. This means that while linear television and radio can only report live one story at a time, online newspapers can report live several events with different starting points on the same site.

In addition, online newspapers can use far more tools: livestream, text, graphics, and audio. Additionally, online newspapers can link further, allowing the public to access other news sources that have been used.

The Dagbladet TV team is flexible enough to respond to breaking news within moments.
The Dagbladet TV team is flexible enough to respond to breaking news within moments.

All of these features make online newspapers completely unbeatable in terms of the ability to deliver the most informative breaking news coverage.

Live TV is the best tool that shows what is happening right now. This feature is absolutely essential in breaking news.

In record time, readers have become accustomed to online newspapers using live images as pure breaking issues, which means news sites can now quickly take readers and viewers to major events — where they happen, when they happen!

Live in 60 seconds

At Dagbladet, Web TV is an important tool when it comes to communicating the latest news. Director of TV Mads A. Andersen and the two sub-editors, Bjørn Carlsen and Tanja Wibe-Lund, make sure we always cover the big events with Web TV.

Here are some figures about Dagbladet’s Web TV operations:

  • With breaking news, Dagbladet TV’s reporters enter into the studio in less than 60 seconds.
  • We produce two to six live broadcasts every single day.
  • We have the opportunity to produce a live broadcast with one person at work.
  • We are seconds away from being live 24/7.
Only a single person is needed for Dagbladet TV to produce a live broadcast.
Only a single person is needed for Dagbladet TV to produce a live broadcast.

Our TV studio is only a few metres from the very core of the news media: the news desk. It is the news desk that controls news dissemination. Just as important is the immediate interaction with Dagbladet TV’s own breaking desk. It is these two desks that have developed into the very core of modern breaking work.

Close interaction

During events, revelations, and major news, the TV journalists actively work with live studio broadcasts in the dissemination of news. The TV desk conveys the latest news with maps, video, photos, sources, and agency material. We often connect people out in the field during the live broadcast to keep viewers updated.

The video content is distributed on the Dagbladet Web site, and it supplements the article text.

At Dagbladet, all writing reporters are offered TV training so they can all be confident in their role as live reporting reporters in the field. This has increased interest in, and awareness of, TV as a tool in news dissemination, in close interaction with text and news studios.

In the news operation, the TV desk and main desk work closely together on priorities and ethical decisions. There are regular, daily meeting points throughout the working day, with regular evaluations and ongoing collaboration on the interaction between TV and text.

The operational TV, photo, and news management always take a stand on how cases and incidents can be covered visually.

About Alexandra Beverfjord

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