Fox News has announced that their newsroom is about to begin a major renovation that will revamp the workflow of their New York newsroom.
Rupert Murdoch, Executive Chairman of 21st Century FOX, announced on Wednesday that the network will be hiring more reporters and reconstructing an entire floor of their headquarters into a cutting-edge newsroom. Digital renderings of the proposed newsroom were sent to Fox staffers in a memo, and the floor plan is designed to improve communication and programming between the network’s departments and news teams.
From the memo:
An expanded studio will be incorporated into the upgraded space, allowing reporters immediate access to multiple cameras during breaking news situations. Additionally, the newsroom will feature large data screens and a video ribbon enabling a constant delivery of information.
“Today we are unveiling the physical transformation of our newsroom and the FOX News offices at our Headquarters in New York,” Murdock announced. “It will be state of the art and open, befitting the most important media outlet in America. This is a major investment in the future of FOX News and a sign of my unwavering confidence.”
Construction is set begin on July 1 and to be completed in four phases. The newsroom is expected to be fit for broadcasting by early 2018.
[Image via Jack Morton Worldwide/Gensler Architecture]