One of the most common questions on the Web right now (at least among people in the U.S.), is “Where can I watch the presidential inauguration online?”
Not only will a live stream be on the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies site on Jan. 20, just about every media outlet is planning to air live video of the swearing-in and inaugural address, scheduled for noon E.T., and some are scheduled to begin as early as 8 a.m. ET
Among those with plans:
- The Big Three: ABC, CBS, NBC/MSNBC
- CNN and Fox News
- The New York Times
- Bilingual station Terra (Spanish | English)
- The Washington Post
Got an iPhone or iPod Touch? UStream and Joost offer livestream apps. To get the UStream app, which will include chat capability, email firstname.lastname@example.org. The Joost app is on iTunes now. For desktop viewing, go to the Everything Obama channel.
And as this election was the most socially networked in history, it only makes sense that the inauguration will be too.
- CNN is teaming up with Facebook.
- Current is using Twitter to Shout Out the Swearing In.
- NPR wrangled volunteer programmers, CBS News and American University to produce The Inauguration Report.
- Flickr has an official inauguration photo pool. They’re also holding a Flickr meetup in D.C. on Jan. 20, from noon to 8 p.m. at SOVA,1359 H St., NE.
Log in on Flickr and grab their photoedited slideshow to put it on your site, like so:
What plans does your outlet have for online coverage? Add a link in comments.
Photo: Courtesy of Pete Souza