TORRINGTON – Three students and a faculty member toured the Torrington Telegram office Wednesday morning in search of advice and understanding of newspaper operations as the group seeks to restart their school newspaper, the Viking View.
“Guernsey-Sunrise Schools is in the beginning stages of creating a school newspaper,” secondary business teacher Mindy Kelley said. “I reached out to Mark DeLap and asked if he would be willing to come into my classroom and visit with my students about his career as a journalist. During his visit, I learned the Guernsey Gazette is printed in Torrington. Mark made the initial contact regarding a tour of the facility. We were graciously invited to visit the Telegram and learn how our local papers are printed.”
Kelley, along with students Micah Hebbert, Chloe Holbrook and Kailey Haase were given a tour of the Telegram facility, which prints the Torrington Telegram, Lingle Guide, Guernsey Gazette, Platte County Record-Times, Lusk Herald, Business Farmer and other publications.
Telegram staff members explained the different processes from the beginning to the end of the newspaper publication process. The students learned about advertising, editorial reporting, sports reporting, design, pagination and interviewing while at the Telegram office.
In addition, the students had the opportunity to see a newspaper being printed on the press while head pressman Ward Anderson detailed each step in the process.
“While on our visit my students found the printing process intriguing and enjoyed visiting with Logan and receiving tips on how to conduct an interview.”
While they are still early in the process, the Gazette and Telegram wishes them the best of luck on this endeavor and hopes to be reading stories out of the Viking View very soon.