Greeley Daily Tribune from Greeley, Colorado on April 16, 1973 · Page 117
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Greeley Daily Tribune from Greeley, Colorado · Page 117

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Monday, April 16, 1973
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PageC Greetey (CMo.)JTrifaaM! Men., April 1«, i»n The Tribune newsroom acts as the eyes and ears of the community. Little of importance happens in the community that goes unnoticed by reporters and photographers of the news staff. News gathering operations are divided into "beats," with individual reporters assigned to one or more beats. News of City Council, for example, is han- dled by the city reporter who also writes about other happenings of city government. He also covers part of the courts beat. Another reporter is assigned the agricultural beat and in addition he handles news of the county outside Greeley. All but a couple of the Tribune reporters are also proficient k photographers and carry cameras as well as notebooks on their beats. In recent months Tribune photographers have placed high in national news photography contests. In addition to local news, the Tribune has Associated Press wire services for gathering state, regional, national and international news. Recently a photofax machine has been added to obtain photos by wire from all points of the globe within minutes after a news event happens. Sports department reporters and photographers attend and report local high school and university varsity games. In addition junior varsity and junior high school events are summarized. Women's pages reporters handle news of interest to PREPARING CHURCH PAGE COPY -- Cheryl Hickman changes sermon topic listings which run on Friday's church pages. Mrs. Hickman also is the newsroom receptionist. (Photos by Paul Moloney) CHOOSING THE PHOTO -- Sportswriter Steve Bauer, one of the Tribune's 13 photographers, selects a photo to accompany a news story. women and often attend events to get reports firsthand. The newsroom operates its own darkroom for developing and printing pictures. Another important task of the newsroom is filing of material which appears in the paper. Such material is used as background in later stories. In addition to covering beats, Tribune reporters and editors rewrite much material that arrives in the mail after checking for further details and verifying information. After the news is gathered it is written by the reporter who also chooses the picture or pictures which he has taken to accompany the article. The story is read by an ^editor who checks it for grammar and fact. Often the editor confers with the reporter concerning other information which might add to the story. The editor (hen writes a headline, sizes the picture and "dummies" the item on a page. From the newsroom, copy goes to the composing room for setting into type and the photo goes to the darkroom for processing. News received on the Associated Press wires is coordinated with wirephptos, edited, headed and dummied. From the newsroom, the AP copy goes directly to the computer for setting because it comes to the newsroom in tape as well as written. As dummied pages are filled they are taken to the composing room where copy, headlines and photo windows are pasted Continued on page 7 RARE MOMENT - All desks in the newsroom were occupied and busy as and seldom are all in the newsroom at once. Newsroom area now occupies the this photo was snapped, a rare occurrence since the reporters are covering beats front half of the former composing room. (Photo by Mike Peters)

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