FT to start converged newsroom on Oct. 1
The Financial Times’ multimedia newsroom – the much-planned fusion of its print and online operations – will launch on Oct. 1, according to a story in the Guardian.
Stephen Brook wrote, “‘When we talk about the age of 24/7 news that’s the way we are living now and we can do that because we have a worldwide newspaper,’ Mr Barber said, pointing to the paper’s extensive network of foreign bureaux and large staff in Hong Kong and New York.
“‘There will be a strengthened early morning rota and there will be a new configuration on the production side,’ he said.
“”We will be extending the early rota from other parts of the paper and that’s being worked out.’
“All Financial Times journalists will have to be available to work about three 7am shifts each month.
“All print and online news desks, in sections such as finance and world news, will join the main news desk in becoming fully integrated.”
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