Yes, I knew them all, as I worked in the composing room
In the Chronicle's composing room
, Mr Stanton showed her a proof of the paper which would be on the streets within minutes of her visit.
Next door is the old composing room
with three doorways, each warning entrants that smoking is not permitted inside.
Ron Harris has been named managing editor; previously, he was composing room
manager, a job he'd held for 4-1/2 years.
When a story was finished it was put into a plastic cylinder and shoved into a vacuum tube which whisked it to the composing room
on the third floor.
THE composing room
was the hub of the newspaper's production.
SMART BOY (about 14) Wanted for Composing Room
- Apply after 6pm.
foreman J R Senior worked for the Examiner for more than 70 years.
One art director even sneaked into the composing room
and restored a banished drawing, his job saved only when the publisher the next day lauded the page.
SOME, including the urbane fellow himself, felt that his talents were not fully appreciated on the afternoon paper, which gloried in the name of the Reading Eagle, where he worked as a copyboy - running messages between newsroom, composing room
and courthouse; serving editors coffee and breakfast, and sometimes assigned mindnumbing tasks of compiling theatre and radio timetables.
Dashing to magistrates' courts to collect reporters' copy and running subedited stories to the composing room
After an enjoyable period there, during which each day I read half of the Gazette, I transferred to the composing room
and there I met senior compositors such as Joe Martin (overseer), Harry Lockey, Ken Greenwood and John Sullivan (stonemen).