Production Monday is here and we are busy as usual. Production Monday means Tuesday will bring a brand new stack of papers hot off the press, but it usually has us sitting in front of the computer screen all day long.
Not to fear! Cletus the fetus is here! He is the Horizon‘s long standing mascot and an avid fan of our news staff.
Gabriella, the Horizon proof reader, is in charge of making sure the final drafts are up to snuff. We usually print out quite a few drafts before calling it a day.
After the printer decides to cooperate we go to work on our paper. AP Stylebooks and red pens are EVERYWHERE.
We usually lay out the drafts in order and go through them together. We question everything: spelling, photo contrast, headlines, etc.
The Horizon newsroom is busy on production days from as early as 9 a.m. and can stay that way until late in the evening. The bottom line is that a quality newspaper is produced in a timely fashion.
Be sure to check out our website for our news stories! They are uploaded shortly after we print out 6 trillion copies of the newspaper.
Where am I this whole time you ask? Twitter. Oh, and WordPress.