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shrinkykitten

"...another reason I'm intrigued with the hanged of Salem, especially the women, is that a number of them aroused suspicion in the first place because they were financially independent, or sharp-tongued, or kept to themselves. In other words, they were killed off for the same sort of life I live right now but with longer skirts and fewer cable channels." Sarah Vowell, The partly cloudy patriot.

11.05.2008

A news question

I had to stop reading the NYT today because I kept tearing up on the bus to work. The articles were so poignant and moving, I was stunned (although i have a complaint - more on that later).

How do newspapers do it? Do they prepare two issues for the day after election day? Each one has a diff election section and diff front page ...? Or did the entire news team just not sleep?

If the former, is there a way to see the copy of the mccain version? I'm curious as to how it would be covered.

3 Comments:

At 12:33 AM, Blogger k8 said...

I was reading an online chat Tuesday afternoon with a reporter at the Washington Post and he mentioned that he had written the core of two articles that morning - one for each possibility - and the details would be filled in once known. I don't know anything about the production end, but this seems to make sense.

 
At 1:42 AM, Blogger StyleyGeek said...

Maybe they outsource to Australia :)

 
At 7:18 AM, Blogger shrinkykitten said...

styley - exactly!

k8- that's really interesting because that would mean they write the articles hypothetically. I was just trying to imagine what that would be like - to write 'as if" obama or mccain would win. It's a testament to their skill that they were able to write such powerful pieces that way.

 

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