Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Herald-Dispatch Field Trip

We made a trip to visit our local newspaper, The Herald-Dispatch, in November. The kids got a good idea of all the work that goes into printing a daily paper. They met the editor and saw the news department, art department, sales department, and printing department, including the printing presses.

This is the first group to go. We had to plan two trips since they couldn't accommodate a large group at once.

Learning about graphic design...

Printing presses - The Herald Dispatch is one of only two newspapers in the country to use this type of printing press.

More printing presses - That newspaper is actually travelling down from the floor above. The printing presses are two (or three?) stories high.
Free Funnies for Everyone!

The little kids found a use for their free funnies, too. I think Matthew and Kenzie had more fun than anyone on this trip. They rolled on every floor in the place (in a very well-behaved sort of way, lol)

Even Evan was reading on his "day off school."