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Barbara Lombardo of Saratoga Springs, NY, is a journalism adjunct at University at Albany and retired executive editor of The Saratogian, The Record and the Community News. Follow her on Twitter @Barb_Lombardo.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Tomorrow's journalists tour The Saratogian

In a few weeks, a den or two of Tigers will be coming to The Saratogian.
They are the youngest of the Boy Scouts. Each year a new group comes for a tour to earn a communications badge.
I enjoy showing off what we do here, although tours were more fun when we had a printing press in the basement. Now, like a lot of media companies, our press is at another site and our pages are transmitted by computer.
So the kids get to see a bunch of people working at computers, like in a lot of offices. We make it more exciting by having them talk to a real live news reporter or sports writer and to watch an editor designing the front page of the paper. And we can let them peek at all the photographs from around the world that The Associated Press makes available to its members.
We're trying to arrange for students who are involved in their school newspapers to come here, too.
Tomorrow's editors, reporters and photographers are in today's classrooms and dens. To learn more about coming for a tour, e-mail me at


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why, to see what a joke the paper is? Or to just apply for a job?

February 11, 2010 at 4:23 PM 

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