By using Qik, a technology that allows live streaming from videophones to a flash player embedded on a website or blog, reporters were able broadcast moving images as events unfolded - effectively replicating a live TV news service at a fraction of the cost and with the flexibility to move freely and quickly.
Reporter Manny Cristomo captured street-level action of clashes between supporters of China and Tibet, as well as the general turmoil of an event that took an unexpected series of twists, with a mobile phone mounted on his DV camera.
Images captured by the videophone were automatically relayed by the Qik technology for live broadcast on its website.
Desk staff were then able to download the content and add it to the newspaper's own video player (right) as an immediate account of events.
Higher quality video shot on location on the dedicated digital camera could then be edited and added sometime later.
"Our goal is to try and create an immediacy for our online video, it's [using Qik) experimental, we have been using it for just the last two weeks," Mark Morris, the Bee's director of multimedia, told Journalism.co.uk.
"We see it as a way of posting editorial content immediately online, I think we had something posted on our site within 15 minutes of everything being transmitted into Qik."
Free daily newsletter
- Quartz is exploring personalisation for its chatty news app
- The Bay Area Video Coalition aims to make the process of digitising analogue video more accessible to the public
- #Rio2016: 7 data stories and interactives from the first week of the Olympic Games
- 5 trends to watch in mobile-first news
- App for journalists: Signal, for securely communicating with sources