The birth of a newspaper: live and in colour

How is a new newspaper put out? What goes into the making of a newspaper office? What kind of carpet do they have? Where do the editors sit? How do the dummy issues look? Why did they choose a particular font or design? Why do newspapers do what they do?

Most times the reader is never really in the know.

But in an interesting experiment, Ray Hartley, the editor of The Times, a soon-to-be-launched daily in South Africa, is maintaining a blog of all that is going on behind the scenes before the paper hits the stands in June. And, hopefully like the new paper, it makes for interesting reading.

Check it out: The wild frontier

Link via Editors’ Weblog

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