Changing face of cup coverage
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.