Is the news room ALL crap?

Posted on 23. Oct, 2008 by in Uncategorized

Andrew Heyward  (Marketspace LLC), the group’s moderator, sets the tone for the discussion: Let’s reinvent the modern newsroom. But first, let’s discuss if we need a newsroom at all?

Soon the group splits in two – roughly said; in those being pro-building, and those being anti-building.

Michael Rosenblum, Rosenblum TV, puts the latter position in a nutshell: We don’t need a building with all those people meeting every morning, hanging out, drinking coffee. That’s crap!

Hey! the pro-building people counter, we still need a central place to collaborate, since that (in some cases!) improves editorial quality. Don’t underestimate the value of getting together physically, the argument goes. Also, as John Hassell from Star-Ledger, points out, a physical place gives the audience an opportunity to drop by physically – if used well.

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