Good Day World!
My contribution to Throwback Thursday goes back 25 years when I was in the newspaper business.
The Arcata Union was a weekly newspaper that published from 1886 to 1995 in and for the city of Arcata, California.
I was the publisher of this historical newspaper from 1988-90, when I moved on to manage a group of newspapers in the Palm Springs area.
I was sharing how a page was created by pasting up images and text that would go on to be shot by a camera in the net step of the production process.
Note: this method is a dead technology now thanks to computers.
The photo on the right shows my editorial staff -
Left to right front row: Joan, Tony, Karen
Left to right: Yep! that’s me, and Paul DeMark the editor.
I really enjoyed being associated with a newspaper that had such great history. It was the second time I had the honor of running a historical newspaper.
Prior to my arrival at The Union, I was the manager/editor of The Desert Trail, in 29 Palms California. It was another 100 year-plus publication.
I went from the desert to the Redwoods, getting to experience totally different climates.Today, I’m happily retired in Medford, Oregon.
Time for me to walk on down the road…