Live Blogging and President Obama in Canada – Two Firsts

Today is U.S. President Barack Obama’s first trip outside the United States since becoming President.

Today is also the first time a U.S. President – albeit through his new media staffer Jason Djang – has live blogged from the road.

From the White House Blog: The first live blog post from the White House:

President Obama is on his first foreign trip today — to Ottawa, Canada’s capital city. He’ll meet with Governor General of Canada Michaelle Jean, Prime Minister Stephen Harper, and Leader of the Official Opposition Michael Ignatieff, as well as US Embassy employees and their families. White House New Media staffer Jason Djang is along for the ride and will be liveblogging from the road.

The first live blog post from the White House:

9:12 a.m.: Just loaded press bus bound for Parliament. We landed ahead of AF1 and will get to Parliament ahead of POTUS, so no reports on him. Ottawa is white, and the snow’s still coming down. Police are on snowmobiles. About to head out.

For more details about President Barack Obama’s activities abroad visit the White House blog.

If the White House blog accepted Trackbacks, would this blog receive the first trackback posted on the White House blog?


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