I remember working in New York as part of a news team covering the mortgage space during the historic refinance boom in the early years of this century.
Working in that bullpen was electric. When news would break in one corner of the office, you could watch it travel over the cube walls as it made it's way across the room.
In the far corner of the room, a row of television monitors hung close to the ceiling, giving us a window into the coverage provided by the cable news programs. Of course, their content was a bit different back in those days.