Commentary: Day at newspaper can go to the dogs fast


March 16, 2022

Scott Swanson

Running a small community newspaper can be a little crazy at times, in fact many times.

This is a job that requires precision and focus, but that's usually taking place amid frequent changing circumstances.

Monday, production day for The New Era, can be especially challenging.

"Hey Scott, we just found out we need to double the size of that ad!" (Not a bad problem from a business standpoint, but definitely a challenge after we've already gotten everything to fit neatly on the page).

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"__(No names here, to protect the guilty)__, where's your story?"

"Oh, my source hasn't called me...

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