Here’s some follow-up information for a couple of people who asked for more details about the press run last Friday night (see item below on the breaking news about Joe Biden).
Production manager Cindy Trenary tells me that the pressroom held the press as late as possible waiting for the updated pages, then decided they should start up the press without the stories or they would risk causing late deliveries for readers.
The press ran for only 5 minutes before the new pages arrived with news of Joe Biden’s selection as Barack Obama’s VP candidate. Our total Friday night press run is about 95,000 papers, and about 3,500 were printed in that 5-minute timefram.
The press prints about 1,000 copies a minute running at regular speed, but runs slower at initial startup and also during slowdown before stopping.
So we didn’t make every copy of the Saturday paper with the news, but we came pretty darn close.