It's hard not to reminisce about the "good old days" when you worked at a newspaper for more than 20 years. Many of the memories and feelings I fondly retain from my "newspapering" career came flooding back in reading Ken Steinhoff's ode to The Palm Beach Post.
A former photographer at The Post, Steinhoff recalls the "glory days" and uses his camera to chronicle the last days of the newspaper's production department, which it has since farmed out to another publication as a cost-cutting move.
It's sad to think how often this process has been repeated recently in newspapers across the nation. I'm glad that Steinhoff took the time to preserve in pictures the work of the dedicated backshop crew members who always made our work in the newsroom stand out for our customers.
My eternal gratitude goes to the folks of the press and production departments of the Corvallis Gazette-Times and Albany Democrat-Herald, including Dale J., Dave P., Don S., Mike V., Wally J., Ken W., Bob J. ...