Tomorrow's journalists tour 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.