Whether you’re ready for Monday’s total solar eclipse or just ready for it to be over, major news organizations around the U.S. are ready to cover it. Here’s a quick roundup of what they’re planning.
Drones and a goat farm
The Washington Post has already published more than 50 posts devoted to the eclipse, an eclipse-themed crossword puzzle and an interactive map of the path of totality. But they’re not done yet.
On Monday, the Post will fly drones above the campuses of Oregon State University and Southern Illinois University, “giving readers a bird’s-eye view of the sun’s shadow as it falls across the crowds in attendance,” according to a press release.
The Post will cover the eclipse with a live show on its homepage, reporting from around the country and several Facebook Live streams, including one from a fainting goat farm in Tennessee that’s in the path of totality.
“The eclipse gives us an unprecedented opportunity to use dozens of the digital tools at our disposal to share this thrilling event with our audience. Whether readers are in the path of totality or not, we want to help them experience the awe of this event, the sense of our place in the universe that it creates, and share some of the goofy humor that it brings,” said Laura Helmuth, Health and Science editor at The Washington Post, in the press release.
By sea, by air, with Jim Cantore
“They’ll even be at sea with Royal Caribbean and on the Alaska Airlines flight that will be following the eclipse from 35,000 feet.”
NBC News and MSNBC will be live and around the country Monday. They’re planning broadcast and digital reporting, a livestream and a live report from Casper, Wyoming for NBC News’ new Snapchat show “Stay Tuned.”
Live, from Instagram
USA Today Network newsrooms will broadcast live on Instagram from Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Nebraska, Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee and South Carolina, according to a press release.
“Collaborating with Instagram on this historic event will give our audience the opportunity to experience the eclipse as if they were live, on the ground at each location,” said Joanne Lipman, chief content officer of Gannett, in the release. “We are always looking for ways to make our audience feel part of what is happening and this is the perfect opportunity. We hope to make this experience a memorable one for all viewers.”
Here’s who to follow and when:
1:15 p.m. ET – @USATODAY
1:17 p.m. ET – @statesmanjournal
1:25 p.m. ET – @detroitfreepress
1:35 p.m. ET – @USATODAY
1:42 p.m. ET – @coloradoan
1:49 p.m. ET – @dmregister
2:06 p.m. ET – @dmregister
2:24 p.m. ET – @enquirer
2:27 p.m. ET – @tennesseannews
2:33 p.m. ET – @knoxvillephoto
2:37 p.m. ET – @greenvillenews
2:46 p.m. ET. – @citizentimes
From a lot of webcams
On Facebook Live
Local news organizations along the path of the totality will share the eclipse through Facebook Live. You can follow them using #EclipseLive.
- The Oregonian in Portland, Oregon
- KATU in Portland, Oregon
- KMVT in Twin Falls, Idaho
- KCWY in Casper, Wyoming
- The Kansas City Star in Kansas City, Kansas
- KOMU in Columbia, Missouri
- WBKO in Bowling Green, Kentucky
- WSMV in Nashville, Tennessee
- WBIR in Knoxville, Tennessee
- WSB in Atlanta, Georgia
- WYFF in Greenville, South Carolina
- WIS-TV in Columbia, South Carolina
Additionally, CNN will broadcast the eclipse from Facebook Live 360.