Fox News Puts Staffers To Work On Air With Giant iPads (VIDEO)

A video posted online Monday allows viewers to take a tour of a new set at Fox News, but it’s a peculiar technological feature that has gotten most of the attention.

In the video, host Shepard Smith strolls through the “revolutionary” set, known as the “Fox News Deck,” where journalists will work on-air while operating 55- inch touchscreen computers.

“We call these BATs: big area touchscreens,” Smith said in the video. “This allows us to go through all of our vetted sources and it compiles the different stories that we may or may not be using into one easy-to-use platform.”

Smith is set to debut the set on-air Monday afternoon with the premier of his new program, “Shepard Smith Reporting.”

This post has been updated.

 

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