Newsrooms are bustling environments filled with journalists and reporters doing their due diligence to break the latest stories. Their office needs to be planned in a layout that supports their fast-paced workflow. Since the modern world is filled with networked systems and computer-based work, each workstation should to be equipped to handle such technology. Additionally, colleagues needs to be easily accessible for instant collaboration and feedback.
Print and online newspapers have often had open floor plans, even before office design trends moved in that direction. Bench workstations are perfect for newsrooms. Because many of the tasks are completed digitally, not many traditional storage options are needed. These workstations can fit laptops and computer monitors easily.
When reporters are on a strict deadline they may rack up a lot of hours seated behind their desk. This is why ergonomic chairs are so important. They are set on wheel casters, allowing for the flexibility to move around the office to chat and collaborate.
Trends are also moving to full-size break rooms modeled after cafes. These offer writers and photographers a brief respite from the daily grind. Outfit these with assorted sofas, coffee tables, couches and guest chairs.