Each Monday things get hectic at the sports desk, as I juggle which stories to focus on for publication on the sports pages of The Glengarry News. Of course, the newspaper has limited space, so not everything can go in. My goal is to prioritize stories based on importance and time-sensitivity, while at the same time trying to include articles on a range of sports at various levels, from across the county.
Fortunately, in recent years we have expanded the use of our website, which allows me to post additional items there, along with updates to stories that do go into the newspaper. If you haven’t checked it out lately, you can find Sports in the Glens online at www.sportsintheglens.com
For those curious, my Monday tasks include writing and editing stories, handling e-mails and other enquiries or submitted content, processing photos for publication (print and digital), and then laying out the content on the pages. That part is somewhat like doing a jig-saw puzzle, as each content piece (a headline, a story, a graphic, a photo) must be placed and adjusted to fill the page.
This work continues into Tuesday morning, before the pages are then submitted to our printing company and online digital processor.
Typically the online edition of The News goes live around 8 p.m. Tuesday evening, while the print product is on newsstands and in mailboxes on Wednesday for you to enjoy.