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Question about clips

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by mdpoppy, Nov 30, 2007.

  1. mdpoppy

    mdpoppy Member

    I've been putting my resume and clips together and was wondering what do employers prefer, PDFs or the actual thing? I've been getting mixed signals ... some papers are really moving into the digital age while others still opt for snail-mail.

    The paper I work for doesn't regularly save their PDFs so what I've been doing (as well as people who worked there before me) is just slapping the text/headline/subhead into a general template with the paper's masthead. I'm not sure if this is generally accepted, though others have told me they simply put their stories in a Microsoft Word document. What do you think?
  2. Tom Petty

    Tom Petty Guest

  3. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    The paper I work with has a print option above the article. It takes me to a page that has the masthead and headline, minus the ads.

    From there, I just save it to a PDF on my MacBook and the file is under a 100k
  4. amraeder

    amraeder Well-Known Member

    I just do Word (well Open Office, but same diff), and generally both paste them in the body of the e-mail and attach the Word files.
    We don't have Adobe Acrobat here, and I don't know how many shops do, that's why I don't bother with PDFs.
  5. Jeremy Goodwin

    Jeremy Goodwin Active Member


    This thread is pretty much the same question as yours
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