Express and Echo pilots blanket multimedia coverage on rape trial

The Express and Echo newspaper is planning to exploit its full multimedia capabilities to bring readers rolling coverage of a rape trial. The trial which starts next week is expected to last three weeks and has attracted large local interest following the brutal rape of a 48 year old mother.

In addition to several pages in the newspaper, readers can logon to the paper's website where there will be hourly updates and video reports from outside the court. Readers will also be treated to text alerts so they can be kept up to date with the trial while on the move.

This is the closest to streaming live video footage from inside the court that multimedia news can deliver but will put the paper's editorial compliance to the test as there are strict reporting restrictions - in relation to rape cases in particular and contempt rules in general - that will need to be observed.

Full details from HoldTheFrontPage

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