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Stop the Presses - literally - in Charlottesville

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Moderator1, Jul 8, 2008.

  1. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Moved printing operations to Richmond, press room people out of work in C-ville.

  2. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

  3. SportsGuyBCK

    SportsGuyBCK Active Member

    Not the first MG paper to go this route -- a bunch of the North Carolina papers do this -- and I bet this won't be the last ...
  4. Frank_Ridgeway

    Frank_Ridgeway Well-Known Member

    The story says print quality will improve. But will the deadlines? Oh ... you want to know what happened last night?
  5. Cosmo

    Cosmo Well-Known Member

    My MG shop just built a $27 million press, so I'm assuming we won't be going this route any time soon.
  6. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    Yeah, but you're in BFE. :D
  7. lesboulez

    lesboulez Member

    man, that was one of my dream jobs growing up...had my first byline with the DP... :'(
  8. SportsGuyBCK

    SportsGuyBCK Active Member

    Yeah ... I worked in an MG shop that printed off-site, and we had to fight and beg for an 11:30 p.m. deadline to get the Friday night high school football games in ... since I left, they switched this paper's printing to another MG paper, and they now have a drop-dead, no-exceptions 11 p.m. deadline (and it wouldn't surprise me if that gets moved up soon) ...
  9. tapintoamerica

    tapintoamerica Well-Known Member

    Here's a practical question: Who will read the Progress after it comes off the T-D presses to check for errors in registration or typos or other issues? Will it be a T-D employee?
    Another thing because I'm clueless: What is the technology that allows the pages to be transferred to the satellite printing site?
  10. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    Cry me a flippin' river. When I worked for MG in Marianna, Fla., we printed 45 minutes up the road in Dothan, Ala. Deadline was 9:30 Central time.
  11. Sean Smyth

    Sean Smyth Member

    In college, we used an FTP server to move PDFs of pages to our print site, then they burned the plates there. And, no, we had no one checking pages for us there. Once it left our building, it was out of our hands.
  12. forever_town

    forever_town Well-Known Member

    We do something similar to that at my shop now. Though some of the people there have caught mistakes in folios and whatnot.
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