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Fort Worth Star-Telegram to stop the presses

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Football_Bat, Nov 6, 2013.

  1. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    So that the Dallas Morning News can print it. About 275 total press people will lose their jobs.


    Forget reading anything breaking in print in the Star-Telegram anymore. The press plant is 50 miles away in Plano.
  2. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    FB, the presses for my alma mater, the Boston Herald, are now in Springfield, Mass. about 90-100 miles away from the newsroom.
  3. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    You forgot the blue font, right?

    Breaking news in a print newspaper? Wow, you're really dating yourself. I bet you even remember when phones had chords.
  4. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Someone I used to work with sent out a slide show that was shot on 9/11 by a photo editor who hung out in the office and documented efforts to put out multiple extra editions, showing the press people reading the first runs. It really sucked realizing I worked on the last EXTRA edition that paper will ever print. And that was more than a decade ago. They made the move to off-site printing a few years back .
  5. mediaguy

    mediaguy Active Member

    My current ringtone has chords, for what it's worth.
  6. LanceyHoward

    LanceyHoward Active Member

    I read the Dallas Morning News report, What struck me is that 200 part-timers and 75 full-time employees will be eliminated at the Star-Telegram but only about a dozen hired in Dallas. With those kind of economics we will be seeing a lot more of this. Will the Washington Post print the Baltimore Sun? The St. Petersburg paper the Orlando paper?
  7. The No. 7

    The No. 7 Member

    The Sacramento Bee has been printing the Modesto Bee — a paper 75 miles away — since 2008. For more than a year, the Tri-City Herald in Washington has been printed in Yakima, about 85 miles away.
  8. LanceyHoward

    LanceyHoward Active Member

    The next step wpu;d seem to be combining newspapers and having zoned editions.
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