Embracing the future of broadcasting at APEC 2015
MANILA, Philippines – In the thick of discussions at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) about the future of the global economy, we at Rappler have taken the liberty to dabble into the future of broadcasting.
Here's a sneak peek into some of the executions you will be seeing in the coming days:
Live video on Facebook? You bet.
Did you know that your smartphone is as good as a compact broadcast van with a camera? The more social media-savvy are familiar with Periscope and Meerkat – livestreaming apps that allow every smartphone user to be a broadcaster on the go.
Now imagine livestreaming on Facebook, with Rappler as the first news group in the Philippines to alpha-test its app. It's available for public figures but not to news groups.
In this live tour of the International Media Center, Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Abigail Valte, who heads APEC's communications' team, takes Rappler's Facebook subscribers through the ins and outs of what would be home to more than 3,500 journalists from all over the world – from the grand plenary area to the massage lounge.
Rappler's Indonesia bureau, via CEO Maria Ressa's Facebook page, also livestreamed an interview with vice president Jusuf Kalla. (READ: Indonesia VP Kalla to attend #APEC2015 instead of Jokowi)
Indonesia's Vice President Jusuf KallaPosted by Maria Ressa on Friday, November 13, 2015
360 spherical executions
This is a 360-degree view of the International Media Center.
A 360-degree view of the #APEC2015 media center #theta360 - Spherical Image - RICOH THETA
This week, Rappler will bring you a more cohesive multimedia coverage on top of written reports and in-depth analyses, where it will be a mix of the novel and the familiar.
Follow our social media channels and get the latest updates on APEC. Expect more social media and mobile-friendly coverage during the APEC week and beyond. – Rappler.com