Welt has a staff of about 400, and manythe majority of the reporters and other personnel do not sit in the cavernous, open, and extremely quiet space on the ground floor of Axel Springers Berlin headquarters. The main restructured newsroom is more of a production center for its different channels– mobile, tablet, online, daily print, and Sunday print– all needing differing degrees of speediness.
When you get breaking news, you right away believeconsider how to present the story in the bestthe very best methodmethod the quickest time, said Die Welts editor-in-chief Jan-Eric Peters, who has held that role given that 2002. Meanwhile, in a print paper, the thinking is, exactly what can we do so that the story is still intriguing the next day?
In 2013, Axel Springer obtained 24-hour German news channel N24, and this previous summer season, it combined N24s editorial team with the Welt group. N24 is likewise altering its name to Welt, so that all of the companys quality journalistic providings come from the very same brand. (Axel Springer likewise has the top-selling tabloid Bild, which has somewhat various editorial aims.)
Peters desireswishes to see the staffers who work on the television side of (the soon-to-be-renamed) N24 incorporated into the existing Pass away Welt newsrooms workflow. The objective is for N24s digital editorial group to produce material with and for all things Welt, including the print paper.
Online, mobile, TV– all those go reallyextremely well together, Peters stated. Breaking news requirements to be transmitted immediately, too. It should be possible to integrate online and TV, due to the fact that in a methodin such a way its the exact same thinking.
With a well of brand-new video content from N24, Pass away Welt is looking for a much better way to provide that content by itself site.
When I visited the Berlin newsroom just recently, a group of designers had simply begun on work on a new, completely responsive Die Welt website that integrates the sites of N24.de and Welt.de.
We incorporated the TV station into our newsroom workflow, but we have to incorporate them online also, Leeor Engl nder, handling editor for mobile, informed me. Today its two entirely different sites, one for our papers and one for our TELEVISION station. Were tryingaiming to determine an innovative way to merge the 2.
At the minute, many of N24s production staff cant physically transfer into the Axel Springer headquarters since they need the broadcast facilities at the TV station. Construction on a new Axel Springer building will begin in a few weeks and ought to house both the TELEVISION and the rest of the Die Welt personnel by 2018. In the meantime, a couple of ambassadors represent the TV teams at Die Welts everyday meetings.
With huge stories like the G7 top or the refugee crisis, we need to have early morning conferences with teams consisting of at least an author, a TV press reporter, possibly a video individual who can assist us Periscope, and so on, Peters said. It does become far more intricate with TV.