Chang­ing face of cup cov­er­age

The Queensland Times - - Your Say - SHAN­NON NEW­LEY shan­­ ED­I­TO­RIAL

SO MUCH has changed about the way we cover the Ip­swich Cup over the years.

Once upon a time pho­tog­ra­phers and re­porters would have headed over to the turf club; cam­eras, rolls of films, note­books and pens in hand.

Pho­tog­ra­phers would have spent the day snap­ping away, hav­ing no real idea of whether or not the shot had worked.

Re­porters would have chat­ted to tal­ent, gath­ered pages of short­hand notes and prob­a­bly stopped by the pig pen for a few drinks on the way out.

The day af­ter cup day would have been spent de­vel­op­ing film and tran­scrib­ing copy be­fore the pa­per was man­u­ally put to­gether for Mon­day’s edi­tion.

You, the reader, would have popped down the newsagent first thing Mon­day to catch up on the gos­sip from the big day.

These days, you don’t need to wait.

In ad­di­tion to the cam­eras and note­books, our staff will be out and about with lap­tops and mo­bile phones.

They will cap­ture the ac­tion as it hap­pens and in a short time, have it up on the web­site for you to en­joy.

If there has ever been a time to grab your­self a dig­i­tal sub­scrip­tion, it is now. And you can read why on pages 8 and 9.

Of course that doesn’t mean you can’t still mo­sey on down to the newsagents first thing on Mon­day for the full wrap and to see what made it to print.

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