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Our guest columnist is the Associated Press.
Friday is royal wedding day in London and our report will look a little different.
As Prince William and Kate Middleton say their vows, The Associated Press will be alerting every development, running live video in SD and HD, tweeting and posting on Facebook, updating a multifaceted interactive, sending four radio packages an hour and filing hundreds of photographs from key vantage points.
We will also be creating something new: an hours-long running account of the wedding in progress for text subscribers — a little like what we’ve done with major sporting events such as the Super Bowl and top World Cup matches. Our text coverage for the big day will be three-tiered: A minute-by-minute running account of the events, APNewsAlerts and APNewsNows when events merit, and full stories including a mainbar and sidebars.
Extended television coverage of the day’s events will be available on APTN Direct from 0600 GMT (0700 BST; 2 a.m. EDT) until 1700 GMT (1800 BST; 1 p.m. EDT)…
Please note – The Royal Wedding LIVE feed will be NO ACCESS UK/BLOOMBERG/AL JAZEERA.
APTN Direct Customers will be provided with a full day of LIVE coverage in Standard Definition from 0600 GMT until approximately 1700 GMT which will include beauty shots and crowds gathering at Buckingham Palace, the journey to and from Westminster Abbey and the newlyweds much anticipated kiss on the Palace balcony…
AP journalists will also be tweeting in the build-up to and throughout the royal wedding day. Follow our flagship Twitter and Facebook accounts as AP journalists use social media during the big day. Reporters, producers, photographers and video journalists will be tweeting from the streets. The AP will also bring audiences behind the scenes with a look at how the AP is covering such a huge event…
AP Interactives will add an audio slideshow on Kate’s dress to the existing interactive on the day of the wedding. The interactive already includes Twitter updates from AP journalists covering the wedding, and that feed will continue on the wedding day. Other features include a map of the procession route, a video animation explaining the succession to the British throne and info on the royal family.
Alas, we don’t subscribe to APTN Direct, and so we are unable to bring you eleven hours of live streaming coverage. In its place, please enjoy this video of a fuckable robot.
How the AP will cover the Royal Wedding [Romenesko]
[Video via Nerdist]