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About The Union – Tour – Editorial

The newsroom of The Union gathers information from across the world – or across the street – to inform the people of news in Nevada County.

A staff of reporters is assigned specific beats – the environment, for instance, or city hall – and keeps in close touch with newsmakers. A reporter’s life is fast-paced. They must have their stories ready by 6 p.m., regardless of when the news breaks, and it breaks around the clock. Talk about pressure!

Reporters in the Sports staff keep close tabs on events ranging from youth football to the latest championship in major sports.

Along with the work of the local staff, The Union receives several million words a day from the Associated Press – everything from analysis of recent political events in Africa to results of last night’s Lottery drawing.

All this work is checked by a group of editors who also decide where in the paper each story is to appear. The editors write the headlines and design each page. Their work is completed just minutes before the day’s press run begins.

The Union pays $7.53 a week for the Dilbert comic strip, and the artist gets half of that. It doesn’t seem like much until you figure how many newspapers across the country are paying $7.53 a week – or more – to the artist.

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