Newsrooms worldwide are dealing with the legacy/new media balance and reconstructing their operations accordingly. The Financial Times has outlined its new model to staff in this attached document.
FT is looking for a Web-ready workflow that has three elements: create, craft and complete. It outlines the process that involves more reporters generating headlines, doing some editing and adding hyperlinks and metadata.
The aim is a "right first time" reporting. It's a definite departure from longstanding workflow and a model many newsrooms can evaluate for their own purposes. Those interested in how newsrooms are making changes will find the note to staff a valuable insight.
The plan and an FAQ are below.