Besides obvious promotional pluses that might accrue from meeting the demands of the 1 2/3-million-circulation daily, the prospect of paginating "The Nation's Newspaper" also would represent CCI's first sale to Gannett, the market's biggest chain.
In a two-year project that is mostly on schedule and expected to be complete by year's end, said Benjamin, the paper now paginates all its advance sections and business pages, is about to begin paginating its zoned A and B sections, and will then move on to sports.
The newly trained staffers work with new and old systems in parallel production mode during their first week back from training, typically paginating 650%-70% by the second week, according to Palermini.
Smith said he feels "sort of torn" between taking a Sun-Sentinel design job, if one is offered, and possibly using his CCI experience as a ticket back home to Chicago, if the Tribune can use him when it begins paginating with the same system.
Of the papers that do not currently paginate their comics, 73% report that they will not start doing so for one year or longer, 20% expect to begin paginating within six months, and 7% plan to begin within two months.
When given a choice between getting prepaginated comics pages or getting the individual elements and paginating at the paper, 50% of all respondents preferred paginating themselves and 42% preferred prepagination.
By this year, he added, the plan had changed to one in which AP itself would handle the paginating
LinoPress systems specialist Shirley McGuiness said the two Ohio papers began using their systems the previous May, and by the end of summer, Ashland was paginating all editorial and ROP ads.
By next year it will cease paginating with its old "green-eyed monsters" when its newsroom relocates to new quarters across the street.
The Newport News Daily Press is already paginating, which Hitchman said is "certainly why they were last on the list" for implementing NewsDesk.
front-end system, it is paginating 55% of its news on desktop.
Within 10 months, the 130,000-circulation daily was paginating 300 news pages a week.