WTOP Unveils “Glass-Enclosed Nerve Center.”

Today, Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton cuts the ribbon at WTOP’s $2.5 million, 7,200-square-foot facility.

From WTOP:

    Gone are the days of reel-to-reel tape and cassette tapes. That’s the technology that was used the last time WTOP revamped its newsroom. Now the audio editing at each reporter’s station will be on hard drive.

    The construction has been underway for eight months, with the anchors, editors and writers cramped into tight quarters on the same floor. …

    The new newsroom is a sleek, modern room filled with TVs, reporting stations and a dedicated Web area for WTOPnews.com. …

    Every computer station has two video screens to make it easier for reporters, editors and writers to edit audio and copy simultaneously. The sports guys get their own area, complete with four TVs and the ability to record to DVD.

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