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How to make a live blog
  1. In the header, click |mi-add|.

  2. From the Create list, select Live Blog. A blank content edit page appears.

  3. Enter text for Headline and Sub Headline.

  4. In the URL Slug field, enter a slug or retain the default.

  5. Under Authors, do the following:

    1. Click |mi-add_circle_outline|. A selection field appears.

    2. Click |mi-search|. A content picker appears.

    3. Select an existing author, or create a new one.

    4. Close the content picker.

    5. Repeat to add additional authors.

  6. Under Lead, click |mi-add_circle_outline| and select the type of item you want to include as a lead. Fill out the form that appears. Repeat to include additional items.

  7. Under What You Need To Know, select one-off or shared. For an explanation of this field, see Live blogs.

    1. To add a one-off asset, do the following (otherwise skip to step 7b):

      1. From the What You Need To Know list, select One-Off. A form appears.

      2. Enter text into the rich-text editor.

    2. To add a shared asset, do the following (otherwise skip to step 8):

      1. From the What You Need To Know list, select Shared. A selection field appears.

      2. Click |mi-search|. A content picker appears.

      3. Select an asset or create a new one. You return to the content edit form.

  8. In the Body field, enter text related to the live blog's topic.

  9. From the Section selection field, do the following:

    1. Click |mi-search|. A content picker appears.

    2. Select an existing section, or create a new one. You return to the content edit form.

  10. Under Tags, do the following:

    1. Click |mi-add_circle_outline|. A selection field appears.

    2. Click |mi-search|. A content picker appears.

    3. Select one or more existing tags, or create new ones.

    4. Close the content picker.

  11. Click Embargo, and select to hold article indefinitely or until a specified date.

  12. From the Live Event list, select one of the following:

    • Automatic—The live blog is currently live and defaults to not live if not updated within 24 hours.

    • Manual—The live blog expires on a selected date at a specified time.

  13. Complete your site's workflow and publish the live blog.