Twitter & Facebook Live

Police officer gunned down on duty (live tweets)

Note: I heard on the police scanner that a police officer was shot, so I rushed to the scene and started reporting via Twitter. Then my boss asked me to do a Facebook Live. After doing that for an hour, I returned to live tweeting.


Police officer gunned down on duty (Facebook Live)

Note: On this hour-long Facebook Live, I told people what was happening in real time and answered questions they left in the comments section. At the beginning, I didn’t have much information but made sure not to say anything I didn’t know was confirmed. As more reports trickled in, I fed that information to my audience instantaneously and continuously. Since I was on-air the whole time, I had to think quickly and creatively when we didn’t receive new reports for several minutes.

(Published on Facebook on June 19, 2019)

Claremont Colleges students protest Kavanaugh confirmation (Facebook Live)

Note: After conducting the first Facebook Live in high school, I picked up a few tips — introducing myself in the beginning and explaining what’s going on, holding the phone one way the entire time and getting people to speak/look at the phone.

(Published on Facebook on Oct. 9, 2018)

Davis High School’s walkout (Facebook Live)

Note: While watching a protest/walkout at my high school unfold around me, I wanted to do more than just live tweet. So, I live-streamed the event on Facebook. Since it was my first time doing something like that, I made mistakes like holding the phone sideways. But, I learned a lot from the experience and was able to do another Facebook Live later in college.

(Published on Facebook on Nov. 10, 2016)