The editors at both the Asia Hub and London work on various live briefings on various topics, including Russell Goldman, Jennifer Jett, Mike Ives and Dan Powell in Hong Kong and Kaly Soto, Ms. Specia, Mr Santora and Daniel Victor in London sometimes several live -Briefings at the same time.
Coverage of the coronavirus began in Wuhan, China, which was monitored by the Asia hub. As the virus spread, so too did reporting requirements, turning it into a live briefing article that continues to this day. The editors in London or Hong Kong start a new coronavirus briefing every day. Coverage of the US election, which lasted for days, was passed from news center to news center. After the Politics Desk got a few hours of sleep, the hubs in Asia and London continued to search for the latest news, maintain live coverage, and edit articles.
If U.S. news is released overnight, as it did when President Trump was diagnosed with the coronavirus, the Asia hub can work with both the Washington office and London to follow this story from thousands of kilometers away .
“We are built to do anything,” said Ms. Carter. “It can be hectic and crazy at times, but that’s the excitement, right? You can experience everything. “
Jim Yardley, the Europe editor, said the way the international newsrooms are structured makes the collaborative effort seamless. “One of the things about London and Hong Kong is that they emerge primarily from the international desk, but in many ways they are part of every desk,” he said. “It’s an attempt to actually make the work more collaborative and less silly.”
At the end of November there were signals of a covert meeting between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, an important story. The editors in London called the correspondents who were responsible for covering the news in both Lebanon and Israel, the chief editors of which were based in New York. The latest news was published and the wheels of reporting set in motion.
“It was a very complicated story because it kept changing,” said Yardley. “And when New York woke up, we were probably in the fifth version of that story.”