A few points to keep in mind as we work on holiday papers:
Deadlines: There will be earlier deadlines on all our products Wednesday.
- Shreveport — 4:30 PM
- Monroe — 5:30 PM
- Opelousas — 6:40 PM
- Alexandria — 8:00 PM
- Lafayette — 10:40 PM
Price: All Thursday products should have the same price as a Sunday edition. Double-check this when you are building the fronts and when you are proofing the fronts.
Barcodes (or UPC graphic): Whatever it’s called, make sure that the Thursday editions have the barcode graphic for Sunday so that the price will ring up correctly when they are scanned. Watch for this when building the fronts and when proofing them. If you don’t know what this means or how to check it, please ask a supervisor.
Advance page production: Currently, there are a lot of advance pages in production at the same time as daily pages. This requires extra diligence on the part of those building the pages as well as those proofing. Be sure that folios match the content (does the TV grid match the folio for example). Advance sections are usually printed ahead of time, so there are no remakes. Errors on advance run sections that make it through production on this end are errors that can’t be fixed later. We are the last line of defense.