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2007 EBU Training VRT Newsroom integration presentation

  1. 1. VRT News Project In Theory: Why Change y y g Separate Newsrooms? Wim Willems/13 December 2007
  2. 2. VRT News Project. In Theory 1. Reasons to Change 2. Baseline 3. Input and Output 4. Decisions 5. Theoretical Model
  3. 3. 1. Reasons to Change But the VRT just called me! Ah, e’ e Ah we’ve got a journalist in Darf r! Wh didn’t you tell us? jo rnalist Darfur! Why o s? That’s rubbish. Why do our radio colleagues bring a story like that? Could you please print your planning so that we know what you’re doing? The Flexicart has broken down once again. Has anyone seen the tape on our new government? Could you go and sit somewhere else? We need this place now.
  4. 4. 1. Reasons to Change But the VRT just called me! Ah, we ve Ah we’ve got a journalist in Darfour! Why didn’t you tell us? didn t That’s rubbish. Why do our radio colleagues bring a story like that? Could you please print your planning so that we know what you’re you re doing? The Flexicart has broken down once again. Has anyone seen the tape on our new government? Could you go and sit somewhere else? We need this place now.
  5. 5. 1. Reasons to Change But the VRT just called me! Ah, we ve Ah we’ve got a journalist in Darfour! Why didn’t you tell us? didn t That’s rubbish. Why do our radio colleagues bring a story like that? Could you please print your planning so that we know what you’re you re doing? The Flexicart has broken down once again. Has anyone seen the tape on our new government? Could you go and sit somewhere else? We need this place now.
  6. 6. 2. Baseline Together when possible, separately when necessary. Joint news gathering. Separate news production. – Single point of entry: 6666, nieuws@vrt.be – Internal VRT news wire – Coordinate double check – Medium-specific output
  7. 7. 3. Input and Output Input: Responsible for newsgathering, original ideas. Output: Responsible for bulletins. Input: interior desk, foreign desk, sports department Output: radio news, tv news, online
  8. 8. 4. Decisions Who decides? Input or output What to do? News selection Who does it? People How to do it? Angle of news story How to produce it? Production means Who communicates with reporter?
  9. 9. 5. Theoretical Model Input suggests, makes offers, research, planning Output decides, makes choices, has the overview Output communicates with reporters, short communication lines Input implements and facilitates decisions taken by output  Everyone is responsible for news and ideas.
  10. 10. 5. Theoretical Model OUTPUT INPUT Radio Interior Desk TV Foreign Desk Online Sports Dept.
  11. 11. VRT News Project In Practice: Does it Work? Wim Willems/14 December 2007
  12. 12. Bad timing? Project delayed several times (originally 01/12/06) Start: 25 June 2007 National elections : 10 June 2007 July & August : holidays 3 September 2007: Restyling Radio1 7 January 2008: Restyling TV Shows & Website > 6,000 days of training y g
  13. 13. Tensions Why change? Everything goes fine… Video kills the radio star. Radio journalists will become desk journalists I don’t want to do video editing! A journalist should concentrate on content.
  14. 14. Tensions
  15. 15. Tensions New roles for new people Privileges are lost Equality in the newsroom Old habits die hard A day’s work disappearing in cyberspace We want our tapes back! The system doesn’t work. Coincides with more limits to growth g Coincides with new corporate structure
  16. 16. The Model in Practice Output starts producing much earlier than Input starts thinking. thinking Output takes the lead lead. Less meetings, more informal, 2x/day coordination meeting  But does it work?
  17. 17. Organisation - Staffing intake desk, TV reporters, current affairs… - Planning - One Man Band (Radio) not possible - Communication bet ee News a d Cu e t Affairs Co u cat o between e s and Current a s - Sometimes training not adequate + Central intake desk + VRT Newswire + Communication on News floor + News coordination + Multi skilling
  18. 18. Technology
  19. 19. Technology - Architecture too complex - Still under construction - Reliability - Radio On Air (Schedplayer) - Subtitling (Swift Lite) - Desktop editing (resistance, training EasyCut) (resistance training, + One Newsroom Computer System (iNews) + Stability Online system (Polopoly) + Simultaneous access video speed (Ardome) video, + Instantaneous access to archives (Ardome) + P2 cameras + TNG + Efficiency
  20. 20. 1. Infrastructure
  21. 21. Conclusion We know more. We miss less. We are faster. Together we are stronger New developments possible – Radio: Feyten of Fillet – TV-News: TV News: – Digiplus – Website: http://www.vrtnieuws.net/cm/de.redactie But we still have a long way to go ( (organisation, technology) )
  22. 22. Conclusion
  23. 23. Conclusion

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