- Title: U40
EDITING THE NEWS TO FIT THE PAGE
Overview of outside of office building. Cut to wire room, where man replaces telephone while others stand by teleprinter machines. Cut to vs of men and printing machines, loading paper, rollers moving feeding paper through preparing news copy. Pencil drawings of source of material; Hot air balloon with ‘News Agencies’ on balloon; characters leaning out looking through binoculars ‘Adventurer’ on the back of a Rhinoceros, Fleet Street, Houses of Parliament, buildings in rainy Manchester Group of men huddled under single umbrella Editor sitting behind desk. CU man / editor ? Alisdair Hetherington, talking with other male members of editorial team.
Cut to editorial team;Man with sitting at desk preparing dummy layout of newspaper, man checking the paper and placing into wooden tray which is collected and taken out of shot. Cut to MLV of sub editors / production team at work around room with various piles of paper on desks. CU man checks text and passes paper to another man. Paper slotted into ‘shuttle’ and sent up to next in line - the compositors.
- Keywords:UK, LONDON, 1961, PRINT AND BROADCAST JOURNALISM, NEWSPAPERS, NEWS MEDIA, PAPER, ROLL, DRUM, PRINTING PRESS, ALARM, MACHINERY, MECHANICS, COPY, INK, PROCESS, EDITOR, COPY TASTER, COLLABORATION, SUB, 1960s OFFICE, TYPEWRITER, SHIRT SLEEVES, HEAVY RIM SPECTACLES, GLASSES, DEADLINE.
- Master Title:U40