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Live coverage of events can be tricky, and even when your deadline is after the event has finished, it's easy to miss a good story when so much is happening around you.

To help reporters make the most of their time spent at an event and come out of it with the best stories, Steve Buttry, director of student media at LSU's Manship School of Mass Communication, posted a list of tips for journalists covering a range of events from debates to press conferences and conventions.

His advice includes ensuring you arrive prepared, having requested the programme or some insider info about the event beforehand, as well as offering a 360 degree view of the event. Some of the most interesting stories might come from the delegates in the room rather than the speakers on stage.

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