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Electronic Field Trip to a Newspaper

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The news never stops—24 hours a day, seven days a week, 52 weeks a year. At a newspaper, there's always a story to be written, a photo to be taken, an edition to be printed and delivered.

On Tuesday, October 22, 1996, KET visited the Lexington Herald-Leader for the first electronic field trip of the 1996/97 school year.

We followed a story from start to finish: sat in on an editorial planning meeting, saw a reporter research and write the story, watched a graphic artist lay it out, and followed along as the page was transferred to plates and then printed on huge presses, bundled, and delivered by truck to a local carrier. Along the way, we found out how advertising determines how many news stories appear in the paper, how computers have changed the way jobs are done, what happens to recycled newspaper, and why the newspaper building has its own railroad tracks.

Lexington Herald-Leader printing presses

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