At The Daily Mining Gazette in Houghton, Mich., reporters
-- including me -- were trained to use QuarkXPress to create page
layouts. I was asked to put together a wire page about once a week,
but would work on pages when asked including overnight shifts into
the weekend edition.
I first earned pagination experience at The UCSD Guardian
in college where I initially served as news designer before moving
to news editor my sophomore year. At the Guardian, I put together
the entire news section, which typically consisted of about 4-5
pages, including the front page.
At the Gazette, I was asked occasionally to compose
section fronts and page 1A. These are some examples of my work.
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