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September 13, 1960 - Image 117

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the voice of news and opinion
which goes to thousands in the
University community six days
a week. World news through
the facilities of the Associated
Press, local news, sports, edi-
torials, features and national
columnists are part of the
complete coverage offered by
the student-run paper entering
its seventy-first year of publi-

the celebrated, 500-page year-
book published each spring as
a permanent record of the past k
school year. Offering complete
pictorial coverage of activities,'
housing groups and sports $
within its luxurious cover, the
'Ension provides the person-
alized touch for a large uni-


STUDENT PUBLICATIONS BUILDING-The home of student publications is the red brick strue-
ture at 420 Maynard Street. Within its walls The Daily maintains its offices and printing plant and
the Michiganensian (yearbook), and Generation (inter-arts magazine) have offices. The student hub
is maintained and operated through publications revenue.
Staff Handles D'aily Finr~ances
"Try and get a new linotype
without us to buy it for you.'
Justifying the existence of the
relatively obscure business staff of
The Daily, Acting Business Man-
ager Judy Nicholson. '61, chall-
enged all comers on the editoriala
staf f.
One of the backstops of The
Daily's claim to editorial freedom
is its financial independence from
the University, rare among college
newspapers. The business staff,n
under Judy's direction, handles
the mechanics of drawing up and
administrating the budget onr
which The Daily operates."
While the edtiorial staff prom-m
ises its trainees "valuable exper-
ience and interesting contacts"h
with University personnel, faculty,
and administration, the contacts
and experience offered by work'
on the business staff are of an-
other sort,

Daily Works Late
To Publish News
Local, State, National, Sports Events
All Included in Six Papers Weekly
You seldom hear the clock tick in the Michigan Daily offices of
the Student Publications Building at 420 Maynard Street.
The City Room, which occupies more than half the second floor.
hums till the early morning hours with the combined sounds of
telephones, typewriters, reporters' voices and the clicking of the two
Associated Press wires which supply The Daily with national, local
and sports news from noon til 2 a.m.
To the left of the entrance to the City Room is The Daily Library
where photographs of campus, national and international events
are alphabetically filed along with important news clippings and
biographies of prominent local and i
national figures. The library also
keeps national magazines, profes-
sional and collegiate newspapers w
and reference books on hand for
the use of Daily staff members.
Staff Arrangement
Approaching the City Desk from
the door, a person has on his right
the Business and CirculationĀ°+r
staffs, and on his left, the photog-
raphy and Sports departments.
At the very back of the room are$Ā¢a
the assignment board and city
desk, the heart of The Daily, where
reporters receive their instructions,
turn in stories and make up pages
and write headlines for the paper.
Downstairs in The Daily shop isM
a printing plant valued at half a f
million dollars. Stories and head-
lines are sent to the shop from ....
the city desk in a dumbwaiter 4,x
where they are printed in long
sheets called galleys, then proof-TE DAILY
read, corrected and set on metal
plates as they will appear in the gives full coverage
Engrave Pictures
Pictures for The Daily are en-
graved on the Fairchild machine
where a fine needle burns a series
of tiny dots on an engraving plate-
according to the degree of light I
or darkness of the picture. I t -=iT
When the pages have been set, MAGAIN
a papier mache mat is made of
them and put on the presses. All
this is done until the early hours
of the morning, for The Daily has
the latest deadline of any paper
in the state.
The Daily is unique in several
respects, Editor Thomas Hayden
says. The Daily staff writer may
touch upon any subjects that in-
terest or concern him, the editor
explained, his only restrictions
being those imposed by reason and
good taste. Since the newspaper
serves a community of unusually
high intelligence, its writers are w
free to discuss scientific and other
complex subjects without down-
grading the material.
'Unique Opportunity'
The Daily, Hayden notes, gives
students a unique opportunity to
learn about journalism by trying
each aspect of newspaper work. DAILY MAGAZINE
By working on The Daily staff a ,... discussion in depth
reporter "gains tremendous ex-
perience in exercising sound editorial page features both edi-
s judgment and making quick, ac- torials on local issues and na-
curate decisions." tionally syndicated columnists.
s The Daily differs from most col- Opinions Free
lege papers in presenting full opinions free
coverage not only of campus news, w enal"is The Dail,'srudh
but of city- and state-wide as well will prevail, fs the top of
e as national and international torial motto, found at the top of
s events. The Daily's front page con- each editorial page. The Daily is
sists mainly of local news, while proud of its record of 70 years of
- page three - the second front editoria freedom
page is cmpried amosten- With this freedom, however, goes
page - is comprised almost en- the reciprocal obligation of serving
tirely of national news taken from obyigeton thediversified
the Associated Press wires. The every element pofthe di sifie,
campus as completely as possible,
Hayden added.
In addition to news articles, the
newspaper features the Daily Of-
ficial Bulletin and Organization
Notices which serve as a complete

calendar for keeping readers in-
formed about lectures, concerts,
examinations, job opportunities
and organization-sponsored events
across ampus.
Magazines Frequent
Frequent Sunday magazines fea-
ture art, drama and literature, and
special supplements appear with
pring and fall fashions. Special
supplements are also published
for Chr4tnaS and the spring
honors announ cements,
News uriting for The Daily is
" done by the Editorial Staff, work-
ing on a four-year progression
s stem. Beginning staff members
are Trainees who meet weekly with


the campus telephone book,
compiled each fall by one of
the honorary societies on cam-
pus. Within its covers is a
handy listing of every student
who registers at the University
in the fall semester.

Ann Arbor merchants. The ,-;~..-- -
Daily's chief advertisers, are
among the denizens of the Uni- PRCIATY LU-Jd Z
versity community with whom thePRACTICALITY PLUS-Judy
business staff has most day-to- manager for The Daily in the c
day contacts. The ins and outs of tions of the cash-oriented busi
commercial Ann Arbor, whose The Daily's "day people."
standard of living is reputedly
among th enation's highest. can terms the junior editorial and
prove quite as fascinating as in- business staffs "the backbone of
vestigation of the University, the newspaper," in that much of
Judy maintains, the routine work of putting out a
In the absence of Michael Her- newspaper devolves on them.
manoff, Judy will serve as Daily Staff Departments
Business Manager for the coming The business staff juniors div-
school year. While she has never ide their forces to staff nine
covered a news beat for The major departments: Promotions,
Daily, she is an edit staff sym- Display Advertising, National Ad-
pathizer and would like to learn vertising, Classified Advertising,
as much of the news aspect of Art and Design, Circulation, Sub-
journalism as possible. scription Accounts, Display Ac-
The senior business staff of, counts and Layout and Proof-
four serve as administrative over- reading.I
seers for the junior staff. Judy1 The promotions department

Nicholson will act as business
oming year, directing the opera-
ness staff, familiarly known as
works to get new advertising con-
tracts, and renews standing con-
tracts. Also, they handle Daily
supplements and magazines from
the business side-getting the ads
to fill them, which can be tricky
when advertisers run regular ads
in the daily paper.
Beehive Of Activity
"Displa y advertising," some
smiling voice says countless times
every afternoon. Between noon
and five, this department is a bee-
hive of activity. Someone is an-
swering the phone, taking the di-
See DAILY, Page 3


,ERATION is the literary
gazine produced by stu-
its with student-written
erial. Serving as an outlet
creative expression, the
Dazine's three editions a
r contain music, poetry,
ion and essays, published


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