Headed to Lafayette Park on Sunday to cover the immigration protests after seeing 14,000+ responses on their Facebook event page. It wound up turning into a march! One of my videos found its way into the NPR Two-Way Blog.
I caught a good chunk of it on Periscope:
Thousands gather outside the White House, heading to capitol to protest the executive action barring immigrants fro… https://t.co/rQhDXd3cRA
— WAMU 88.5 (@wamu885) January 29, 2017
Interestingly, I didn’t have the same luck using Facebook Live. My suspicion is that in situations like this where data is constrained, Periscope has a lower floor for video quality, so you’re better able to sustain a connection.
With Facebook Live, it’s non-stop warnings about connectivity issues. So even when the stream is working at a reduced level, it’s difficult to tell as a shooter.
Going to explore other options for boosting signal, because I imagine this is going to be a recurring issue with all the protests planned for D.C. this year.