Celebrity selfies encouraged–The Washington Post is giving Twitter users a cool way to get closer to the action at its invite-only White House Correspondents Dinner pre-party, with the Twitter Mirror. Celebrities, newsmakers and others will be able to share selfies instantly on Twitter, thanks to the interactive mirror exclusively available onsite at the party.
How it works: Guests can pose in front of Twitter Mirror and tap a button. Their photos are instantly posted via @PostPolitics.
“We’re excited to create a space for boldface names to take a break from the red carpet and smartphone cameras and easily share snapshots at our event. The photos will be instantly shared on Twitter, making it easy for our readers to follow our event live,” said Cory Haik, Executive Producer and Senior Editor of Digital News at The Washington Post.
Readers can follow our Twitter Mirror pics via @PostPolitics and #WHCD beginning at 6 pm ET Saturday, May 3.
The party is a precursor to the annual event for White House correspondents. Here is a list of those planning to attend the dinner as Washington Post guests: Muriel Boswer, D.C. Council member; Tim Daly, actor; Francois Delattre, Ambassador of France to the U.S.; Anthony Foxx, U.S. Secretary of Transportation; Eric Garcetti, mayor of Los Angeles; Cheryl Hines, actress; Nancy Jacobson, political organization consultant and contractor; B. Todd Jones, director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; Leon Panetta, former U.S. Secretary of Defense; Mark Penn, corporate vice president, strategic and special projects at Microsoft; Tim Pawlenty, former Minnesota governor; John Podesta, White House counselor; Rick Santorum, former Pennsylvania senator; Stephanie Schriock, president of Emily’s List; Puneet Talwar, assistant secretary of state for Political-Military Affairs; Cui Tiankai, China’s ambassador to the United States; Garry Trudeau, creator of “Doonesbury” and writer and producer of Alpha House; and Constance Zimmer, actress.