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What the hell?!

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by SoSueMe, Dec 12, 2006.

  1. SoSueMe

    SoSueMe Active Member

    So, now papers can by ENTIRE PAGES from Canadian Press? Is this happening at AP, too?

  2. KJIM

    KJIM Well-Known Member

    Would the page-ready football and baseball stuff be considered paginated?
  3. SoSueMe

    SoSueMe Active Member

    KJIM, I think I know what you mean. We get page-ready NASCAR spotlight pages and weekly baseball stat pages.

    But this reads like entire pages of news stories.
  4. Ledbetter

    Ledbetter Active Member

    My old paper got the baseball and NFL agate pages. Saved us tons of time having to put all those boxes together.
  5. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    And, saved Mr. Publisher from having to pay someone to do it.
  6. SoSueMe

    SoSueMe Active Member

    Seriously, if CP is sending out entire news pages, there should be outrage.

    Who needs a guy/girl on the desk if the pages come pre-made?

    Only a union shop could stop this from happening.
  7. huntsie

    huntsie Active Member

    We get fully paginated NHL and MLB stats, and a NASCAR page once a week right now. The person handling those right now is Harold Hersch, I believe. Fully paginated news pages? Can't see the attraction on an individual market basis
  8. Rusty Shackleford

    Rusty Shackleford Active Member

    Maybe I should read the link before I ask, but how can you build a page around your own paper's ads if the pages come ready-made? It doesn't seem like that would work on anything but a wide-open page.
  9. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    Did any of you people read the ad?


    There is an immediate opening for a pagination specialist at The Canadian Press. This is a temporary position while we assess the potential benefit of adding paginated newspaper pages to our line of news products. We expect the position to last six months, with the possibility it will become permanent or lead to other editorial work in the future.

    The pagination specialist will lead the production of paginated newspaper pages. Our initial product will be pages of sports results, using templates.

    Some of you already have cited AP pages that are jst like this.
    Where does it say anything about entire NEWS pages? It say notrhig about ads.

    Read the damn link.
  10. Hank_Scorpio

    Hank_Scorpio Active Member

    For the NASCAR pages, they usually have a block at the bottom of the page where you can put your own ads in.
  11. SoSueMe

    SoSueMe Active Member

    I did read it. Did you?
    What the fuck do you think a PAGINATED PAGE consists of? To me, it's a DONE PAGE. Whether it has an ad on it or not, it's a completed product. I don't know what paginated means to you, but that's how I see it.

    And it's not as if papers don't run "National" pages or "World" pages. So who is to say CP doesn't design and PAGINATE an entire "wide open page" of stories of national or world interest, and Joe Publisher says, "Hmm, that's easier and cheaper than asking someone on the desk to A) decide which stories to run, B) edit said stories to fit, and C) then lay them out.
  12. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    What part of "Our original product will be pages of sports results, using templates" do you not understand?

    A "paginated page" can be a page full of stats. Nowhere does is say they will be providing "news" pages.
    This is no different than AP NASCAR, MLB stat, NFL stat etc pages.
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