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Clips on CD vs. Paper

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by BRoth, Dec 26, 2006.

  1. BRoth

    BRoth Member

    I'm getting ready to send out some resumes, etc. and I was wondering if anyone sends out their clips on a CD instead of paper copies. I've saved a whole bunch of clips on my computer and wasn't sure if editors have any preference or even care in which form they get them.

  2. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    I use CD and have it html-driven... makes it easier and shows you can think enough to do something like this.
  3. suburbia

    suburbia Active Member

    I've heard in the past that editors like to see the actual page of the newspaper, or at least a xerox of it, so they can see how your work was featured. Is this still the case?
  4. BRoth

    BRoth Member

    Pretty much all of the clips are things I've already cut out of the paper and scanned onto the computer. Some I've cut out and taped on normal sheets of paper to make scanning and reading easier. I've never made it habit to actually cut out the entire page, especially since it would make getting a copy of the page that much harder.
  5. thegrifter

    thegrifter Member

    Personally, I hate looking at clips on CD. It's a pain in the ass.
  6. Tom Petty

    Tom Petty Guest

    photog editor dorks view cds in the hirng process. most SEs i know use them while skeet shooting
  7. Dale Cooper

    Dale Cooper Member

    Some editors like clips as email attachments, but don't send physical CDs. Email or paper would be the way to go.
  8. MC Sports Guy

    MC Sports Guy Member

    As an editor at a paper that has questionable equipment, I can tell you that CD's won't always play well on my machine, therefore I may not be able to view your clips. I'm sure this isn't the case at a lot of shops, but it might be at some.
  9. melock

    melock Active Member

    Something people can read on paper is always the way to go in my book. Just a preference though.
  10. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member

    Yep. Same here.

    I'm not an editor, and I'm of the generation where burning CDs of anything is considered a downright ordinary task, but I expect to be sending paper clips clips on paper for the foreseeable future.

    Too many variables involved in sending a CD of clips -- the editor's machine capability, the editor's software accessibility, the editor's ability to, ahem, use a computer for more than just typing ...
  11. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Here's another variable: What about providing links to all your stories in the Web archives of papers you've worked at? I did that once at a paper I got hired at, and that was almost 7 years ago.
  12. The CD drive on my work computer is busted ... and I'm in the online department, so I have one of the better systems in the place. I wouldn't count on newsroom personnel having fully functioning computers any time soon.
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