The Washington Post announced plans to work with AT&T to bring 5G technologies to The Washington Post newsroom and to explore how The Post can use 5G in their coverage of the 2020 presidential election and other top news events across the country. The Washington Post stated the agreement with AT&T will also test new applications of 5G technologies that could define the future of news reporting.

In addition, The Post will use AT&T Global Video Services to cover live events throughout the 2020 campaign, starting with The Post’s live video program at the Democratic presidential debate on Nov. 20. The Post will also work with AT&T to evaluate ways 5G might be used for future coverage of the 2020 presidential campaign.

The Post also plans to experiment with reporters using millimeter wave 5G+ technology to transmit their stories, photos and videos faster and more reliably, whether they are covering forest fires on the West Coast or hurricane weather in the southeast.

The Washington Post’s headquarters will be connected with 5G and related technologies, helping to make newsroom operations faster and more reliable, and The Post and AT&T will launch an innovation lab within the building to explore ways the technology can enhance storytelling capabilities. The Post will test new formats, exploring what the future of digital storytelling could look like from making visuals 4D or creating more immersive news experiences.

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