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Telegraph.co.uk launches breaking news blog

Telegraph.co.uk has launched a new blog with the aim of rapidly updating developing breaking news stories.

Making News will offer "updates and commentary on the day's stories" throughout a news day.

There is a difference between niche comment blogs and breaking news, suggested site editor Marcus Warren. So the new site launched in test phase last week.

"I, for one, was more than conscious of the shortcomings of our existing blogs," Mr Warren wrote.

"I'm a great fan of them, of course. But if you want to know what is going on in the world or air your opinions about the events of the day as the happen, Telegraph blogs are not a lot of help. For the general, news-hungry, drive-by user they don't offer much."

Making News sees Telegraph.co.uk follow AOL News in presenting news stories - so often laid out according to news values and priorities - in a chronological single column.

The newspaper's development has been inspired by the Breaking News and dedicated Phil Spector Trial news blogs set up by The Los Angeles Times, as well as by USA Today's On Deadline blog and Times Online's own News Blog, which Mr Warren said focused on the "view from the newsroom".

Initial posts have included short digests of a small number of stories from around the UK.

Date posted: July 9, 2007 Last modified: May 23, 2018 Total views: 11