Tutorial: How to Use Periscope to Livestream Events

header_periscopeHere are a couple tutorials for Twitter’s livestream app Periscope. You can get the basic idea of how to use this video broadcasting tool with your mobile device. While the tutorials can give you a good of how to use the app, they are free so there are some limitations. These are a good starting point for you though if you’ve never played with the app or if you’ve played with it and weren’t sure what you were seeing.

There are lots of great uses in newsrooms for this app, from livestreaming events to behind the scenes peeks.

If you have any other good video resources for Periscope, drop them into the comments below or shoot me a link on Twitter @manfull and I’ll add it here.

TechCrunch Demo of the App


How to Use Periscope and How it Compares to Meerkat


Mark Jeffries Review and Tutorial on Periscope


Aaron Manfull

Aaron is in his 26th year of advising student media. He is currently the Director of Student Media at Francis Howell North High School in St. Charles, Missouri. He is the Journalism Education Association Digital Media Chair and co-Director of Media Now. He is the 2023 JEA Teacher Inspiration Award Winner and is a former Dow Jones News Fund National Journalism Teacher of the Year. He is one of the authors of the textbook "Student Journalism and Media Literacy." You can find him on X and Instagram @manfull. He's a proud father. A transplanted Iowan. And an avid Hawkeye Fan.

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