WASHINGTON—January 15, 2013—The Washington Post will offer its readers a variety of ways to follow and interact with coverage of the 57th Presidential Inauguration. Readers will be able to share their inauguration stories, connect with users throughout the country on an interactive map and experience the event through live video programming and news coverage. For those who are in Washington, D.C. during the event, The Post will also produce an inauguration guide—a comprehensive resource for event goers featuring maps, road closures, public activities and more – that users can save to their smartphones so it can be accessed anytime offline.
“The Washington Post will be an essential resource for those seeking to stay informed about the Presidential Inauguration. The coverage will be deep and comprehensive, and we'll offer easy, interactive access to useful information on an array of platforms,” said Marty Baron, Executive Editor of The Washington Post.
For Inauguration Day, readers can expect to find in-depth political reporting including stories on how the last four years have changed the country’s view of President Obama and how both supporters and critics are approaching the president’s second inauguration. The Post’s local reporters will cover the many stories around town, including how the event compares to previous inaugurations. Additional coverage includes Dr. Gridlock on the latest traffic updates, The Reliable Source’s scoop on the official and unofficial balls, Washington Post contributor Robin Givhan’s unflinching eye on this year’s inaugural fashion, photos from The Post’s Pulitzer-Prize winning photographers and much more.
People headed to the Inauguration can share their stories about what motivated them to travel to Washington by using the hashtag #imthere on Twitter or Instagram or submitting stories directly from The Post’s site. In collaboration with Meetup, The Washington Post is also hosting a Worldwide Meetup Day for the inauguration that lets visitors virtually RSVP to one of the biggest events of the year and track where they are traveling from. The Meetup map shows, at-a-glance, where most visitors are coming from: http://www.washingtonpost.com/grid/national/inauguration-2013/
Below are some of The Washington Post’s Inauguration Day 2013 features, available across desktop and mobile platforms and apps and a special Inauguration Day print section:
Live video programming on Monday, Jan. 21 beginning 11 am, featuring Post reporters and columnists and on-the-ground coverage.
Live Blog featuring instant analysis and reporting.
The Grid, a special interactive tool that offers a visual representation of all news, photos, commentary and social media surrounding Inauguration Day.
Meetup Map that lets readers virtually RSVP and represent their hometown.
Printable and downloadable guide for event goers to access offline.
#imthere hashtag where readers weigh in on why they’re coming to the inauguration.
To follow The Post’s coverage of the 2012 presidential election, visit www.washingtonpost.com/inauguration
To RSVP to an Inauguration Day Meetup Everywhere visit: http://www.meetup.com/Inauguration-2013/