WFMZ-TV Virtual Tour

Published: Jul 15 2011 11:05:33 AM EDT
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ALLENTOWN NEWSROOM: The assignment editor compiles, documents and decides which stories are newsworthy. He or she is also responsible for setting up interviews and allocating resources to cover the stories - this includes reporters, videographers, news cars and live trucks. Each crew is in radio contact with the Assignment Desk, who can access thousands of electronic maps to help them get to their destinations. Radio scanners are used to track police and fire activity.  They also follow up on tips called in by our viewers.  Every desk has a terminal linked to the WinCue computer system. It is here that the reporters investigate and gather information about the stories they report on. The computer system is used to obtain information from the Associated Press, CNN, and other wire services.  The reporters have the capability of editing their stories right at their desktops.


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