The Oxford Mail used the new Twitter-owned app Periscope for the first time to live stream the bomb squad detonating an old mortar shell.
The mortar had been discovered in a family's shed last Thursday and the paper received a tip from one of its readers via messaging app WhatsApp about the Royal Logistic Corp bomb squad being in the village of Wheatley.
Reporter Michael Race was sent out and quickly found the field where the Army was working to detonate the explosive.
Switching Periscope on, Michael kept a commentary going for half an hour, describing what was happening and answering questions from viewers, before the mortar was detonated. The stream was watched 200 times.
Assistant news editor Peter Truman said: “I saw a Twitter user talking about Periscope saying they were watching a live feed of the explosion in New York’s East Village.
“It sounded like a great platform for breaking news so I downloaded the app and then we had to wait for a story that might work.
“Michael did a great job providing audio as he essentially filmed a field for minutes on end.
“But it was worth it as we captured a bomb detonation on camera while people watched live on their mobiles.