What’s the big deal?Monday, December 3, 2007 at 4:49 | Posted in Media | Leave a comment
Tags: new york times
In this video clip senior members of the New York Times editorial staff say that bringing digital and paper print newsroom to one single space made it easier to communicate than it used to be when they were five blocks away. I would say it depends on how you communicate. As can be seen in the clip, much of their communicating seems to be verbal, i.e. they have a lot of eye to eye meetings.
That is old fashioned. I do not deny that sharing the room has advantages but my experience is that you can communicate just as well even if you are five blocks away or indeed on another continent. You just need to pick up another set of tools for your communication.
These folks make it sound like an integrated news room is a big deal. I say it is not. As I said, it has its advantages but the same could just as well be achieved with non-integrated arrangements.
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