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Seaport Innovation District Welcomes the Newest Newsroom in America to 70 Fargo Street

Herald moves to Seaport

By Joe Dwinell |Article Courtesy of:  http://www.bostonherald.com
Boston Herald Moves to Boston Seaport District

Boston Herald Seaport District - Photo by Jim Mahoney

Starting today, the Boston Herald and bostonherald.com will be produced from new headquarters in Boston’s vibrant Seaport District in the newest newsroom in America.

The Herald’s print, interactive and administrative offices have been relocated to 70 Fargo St. on two floors in state-of-the-art accommodations.

The newsroom features an integrated print and Web workspace with a broadcast and video production studio, media wall and innovative one-newsroom style that will ease collaboration between reporters, editors, photographers and Web producers.

For 53 years, the Herald was based at its Harrison Avenue headquarters, better known as One Herald Square in Boston’s South End.

“We’ve had a long and successful run at the South End location and we look forward to an equally bright future in the Seaport Center at our state-of-the-art facility,” said Herald publisher Patrick J. Purcell. “I am confident the heart and soul — and incomparable energy — of the newspaper and the Herald staff will flourish at our terrific new headquarters at 70 Fargo Street.”

The new offices at the  Seaport Center — owned by the Beal Cos. and Rockpoint Group — will welcome visitors with a nod to the Herald’s storied past. The paper’s iconic newsboy plaque that greeted visitors to Herald Square on the sidewalk out front has been restored and embedded in the floor outside the publisher’s conference room.

Framed images from Herald staff photographers will adorn the walls throughout the new office space. Conference rooms inside the headquarters will bear the names of Boston newspapers that were part of the Herald’s lineage, including the Record, American, Traveler, Chronicle, Advertiser, Patriot, Journal and others.

“Today we are making history again in a move that positions this news organization for the future,” said Herald editor in chief Joe Sciacca. “Our talented staff, second to none, will be ready from the start to continue to produce the high quality, original content across platforms that our readers and Web visitors count on every day.”

The Herald will occupy 51,000 square feet in the Seaport Center as part of a 10-year lease.

The site was selected as part of Purcell’s commitment to keep the paper based in the city, close to the political, business, sports and cultural centers it covers.

The Herald’s old six-acre location is slated for redevelopment.

Article URL: http://www.bostonherald.com/news/regional/view.bg?articleid=1399392

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By Joe Dwinell |Article Courtesy of:  http://www.bostonherald.com

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