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Attention: Web site folks who put sports copy online

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Johnny Dangerously, Dec 17, 2006.

  1. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    JD is not Kevin Scarbinsky... and Kevin Scarbinsky is no JD....
  2. SF_Express

    SF_Express Active Member

    Simply because you don't need indents. The extra return between grafs delineates them.

    To put in an indent, you'd have to put a nonbreaking space code, and it's definitely not worth the pain-in-the-ass factor.

    Indents are to designate paragraphs in a format where they're not separated by anything else. They're simply unnecessary on the web.
  3. Pagination style doesn't match up with HTML. If there's something like a thin rule separating the last graph from the writer's info, the Web verion isn't going to pick it up. And if the web process is automatic (and the paper doesn't have much of an online staff), then the impetus for change will have to come from the pagination side.
  4. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    I knew that. :)

    The biggest beef I have with our web site is the girl in the back who uploads stories has to manually type in headlines, and she can't spell "cat" if you spotted her the C and the A.
  5. suburbia

    suburbia Active Member

    At least all your stuff gets online.

    At our paper, the publisher decided a few years ago to limit the website upload to six news stories and six sports stories a day. Since sports is much busier (especially in the late evening) compared to news, the newside people handle the upload.

    Rather than checking with sports to find out which stories are bigger, however, they just pick six randomly. On more than one occasion, a wire filler story or the Digest are put online while bigger stories aren't so much as teased.
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