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First Night on the Desk

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Riddick, Jul 8, 2006.

  1. Appgrad05

    Appgrad05 Active Member

    My first night was also the first paper of a major redesign of my college paper. It was summer, so I was a one-man band as far as design. I started at noon to lay out my five pages and by 7 p.m. had finished 3.5. The grad assistant, who was a design whiz, comes in to see how I am doing and noticed that my body text font looked a little weird. InDesign had decided to hiccup and create two "Body text" in my styles tab. One had an upper case T, one with a lower. The lower was the one I wanted, but not knowing that I layed out the whole section with an upper case T.
    I immediately went down to about two pages worth of copy from my previous 3.5. Had to scramble to find more photos, make the ones I did have larger and pull out a couple of press releases that were in the "Why the F would I run this? pile.

    Of course, my first night designing at my current stop I was out the door 20 minutes early with two stories coming in on deadline.
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