Next week’s royal wedding is to be live streamed via YouTube, the Guardian reports, to accompany coverage on the official wedding website, on Facebook and on Flickr.
According to the Guardian Prince William’s press office will also be producing a live blog with commentary offering historical information, additional photographs and video footage, along the live stream on the Royal Channel on YouTube. See more on this on the official royal wedding website.
Besides the four-hour live web coverage, including the ceremony at Westminster Abbey, route to Buckingham Palace, and the newlyweds’ balcony appearance, there will be a video wedding book “for the public to sign”.
As the country’s excitement about an impending royal wedding builds to its inevitable fever pitch, BBC journalists must report, not celebrate, says Republic executive officer Graham Smith.
Republic is a group which campaigns for a democratic alternative to the monarchy.
It has long been felt by a great many people in this country – not just republicans – that when it comes to the monarchy and coverage of the royal family the Corporation fails in its duty to remain balanced and impartial. That’s why Republic has this week written to David Jordan, the BBC’s Director of Editorial Policy, to ask for a meeting to discuss the BBC’s coverage of the monarchy in general and the royal wedding in particular.
Full post on BBC College of Journalism at this link.