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What a weird couple of days

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by HejiraHenry, Oct 25, 2008.

  1. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    We had a 10-page section on Friday, then 8 for Saturday, on top of the 12-page GameDay tab.

    Typically, that would be 4/6 or maybe 6/6.

    (We have gone to two-section ROPs and everybody, it seems, wants color. With our older press, that creates a lot of gymnastics to get all the color slots needed.)

    You sure can do a lot when you have that many pages during the week.

    The downside?

    You sure have to do a lot when you have that many pages during the week.
  2. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    Um...I have no idea what 4/6 or 6/6 or ROPs are.
  3. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    Maybe Henry will explain this in English.
  4. Angola!

    Angola! Guest

    4/6 and 6/6 are the amount of pages he normally has on these days. rop? i have no clue.
  5. waterytart

    waterytart Active Member

    C'mon, guys, the extent of my journalistic experience is sleeping with a sportswriter for 20 years, and I know it means run of press.
  6. You started a thread to tell people you worked hard the last few days?

    Am I missing something here?
  7. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    I have never heard the term "run of press."

    And what does "4/6" or "6/6" mean in terms of "pages he has?" April 6? Four in one section, six in another?
  8. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    And he apparently is complaining aout having too much space to fill...something that has become a foreign concept at most newspapers that are cutting the news hole to nothing.
  9. FileNotFound

    FileNotFound Well-Known Member

    The ROP is the main paper. Typically, features sections, special sections, early runs, etc., are known as "early runs", while the "live" paper is the ROP.
  10. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    Then what's a two-section live print? Does that just mean two editions?
  11. GB-Hack

    GB-Hack Active Member

    I believe it means that the 10 page section was split into two pieces, 4 and 6, and the 12 page college section was split 6 and 6.

    We used to do that for our Sunday section, with the second section having a mini front with "Sports Part 2" at the top.
  12. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    Thank you to all of you. Sorry we had to take up almost an entire page of replies trying to figure out the first one. :D
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