Event coverage differs from taking minutes at a meeting in many ways. When taking minutes, you just note who was or wasn’t there and keep track of what was talked about in the meeting, but in event coverage you also go into people’s history and how they are impactful at the event. For event coverage, you have to talk about the history or backstory of the event. You also have to touch on why it is significant.
Doing your research, both about the people and the actual event, is where most of the additional reporting lies. Event coverage stories are definitely more news-oriented, but also have hints of feature articles in them too. The news parts of the stories are in the actual details of the event, while the aspects of feature stories are found when talking about the history of the individuals participating in the event.