The pandemic has forced us to re-conceptualize the newsroom from a physical location to a collection of people who could, in theory, be anywhere.
In this episode, we ask: What does a virtual newsroom look like? And to follow on: What is gained or lost in a virtual environment? Is it realistic in the long term—or even desirable? And what are newsrooms doing today that could stay with us even after we’ve resumed some sense of normalcy?
Our Guest This Episode
Bobby Hain is STV’s Managing Director, Broadcast. He is responsible for the company’s PSB licenses in north and central Scotland. Bobby has over thirty-five years’ experience in broadcasting across television, radio, and online, having started as a presenter in 1981. He is a member of both BAFTA and RTS Scotland. He is a member of the Management Board of the Industry and Parliamentary Trust and a former chair of Creative Skillset Scotland and Scottish Youth Theatre.
For more on this topic, check out:
3 Major Staffing Implications for News Organizations Embracing Remote Work
Zoom Calls, Home Videos, and Selfies, Oh My! Video Editing Tips for Lower-Quality Sources
Remote Workflows for Media Production
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Host: Craig Wilson
Producer: Rachel Haberman
Social: Wim van den Broeck
Promotion: Keri Middleton and Gina Pryor
Theme Music: Greg “Stryke” Chin