A place where are the news
• Where are the news
RIA Novosti news agency was founded June 24, 1941, ie three days after the beginning of the Great Patriotic War. The sole purpose of the Soviet Information Bureau, as the agency was then called, was coverage of the hostilities and drafting reports for newspapers and radio. Everyone has probably heard the famous words by announcer Yuri Levitan, is common to all reports from the front: "From the Soviet Information ..." Let's see how to make news today.
RIA Novosti holds a huge building on Zubovsky Boulevard in Moscow. Every day thousands of agency staff create here the news.
The agency daily produces more than 50 news feeds around the clock and distributes social-political, economic, scientific and sports information.
At the invitation I had been on trips organized specifically for bloggers. It begins with a multimedia press center, which is a separate independent unit of the media holding. Center occupies two floors and combines 6 press rooms of different sizes.
In the great hall hosts various large conferences and events. For example, when we were there, there was repetetsiya awards ceremony "Spark" award. Previously, it housed the Foreign Ministry press center, and about a year ago, Hall moved to the disposal of RIA Novosti.
The Presidential Hall. By the way, all the rooms are equipped with equipment that allows broadcast image broadcasting Russian TV channels, even regional.
During the year, the press center of the site is carried out about 1500 events.
Scheme of halls:
This is the main newsroom RIA Novosti, which employs several hundred employees. Here are the main news feeds.
All editorial departments are in one big space.
The name of each department indicated in the column, and additional information can be found on the QR-code.
The picture is not very visible, but in the center of the room is the so-called "multimedia circle" through which all the news. The news is received, processed and then transmitted to the information strip. Here it is decided whether the news from the pictures, video or infographics.
This screen shows what they say on Twitter in real time.
Project leader InoSMI.ru Alexei Kovalev talked about the work of his department. This is a separate project of RIA Novosti news agency, whose staff translate articles Western publications with 30 different languages. Recently launched a special guys. project, in which they translate the most current discussions of "the Chinese counterpart of Twitter" - Weibo. And it hang out as much - 300 million Chinese.
A large country - great news.
In a separate room is located in Moscow newsroom - there is accumulated all the information on Moscow. Further, this information is posted on VMoskve portal, as well as in the newspaper Moscow News.
On the floor below is the economic information agency Prime. Two years ago, it housed the main newsroom, but then it grew and moved to larger premises.
Naturally, the agency has so many different rewards, they are exposed to in the office corridors.
The new sports edition of RIA Novosti, created recently, will be the official supplier of news from the 2014 Olympics. Some journalists will travel to Sochi and will transmit information directly from there.
The agency has a special department for creating infographics that illustrate some news.
On the basis of RIA Novosti operates a training center - a unique educational platform for the media holding employees.
For agency staff are all conditions for comfortable work. I've never worked in such large companies may have the same everywhere, but the number of active employees for really impressive.
What is there just is not: fitness center, spa, beauty salon, a variety of training workshops (dance, photoskill drawing), a room with musical instruments, photo studio, billiards, table tennis, a special room for children room watching movies. There is a special "sleeping room" with two special capsules. You can come and take a nap for 20 minutes during the workday. They say, well helps to restore strength to continue.
On special monitors broadcast information about upcoming workshops for employees.
By the way, during the tour, I met my old friend, did not know that he works here. To my question about how to work here, he said: "fat!" Well, what else can I add?