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Deadlines are the lifeblood of the newspaper world. When film was king and pixels were just a premonition, routine was straightforward, the morning arrival; spend the day chasing after tasks. Return to the Hyannis office, develop your black and white rolls, make prints, print a title, attach and hand to the editor.

Most of the stories and photos were submitted before the editors’ afternoon budget meeting, where story placement and photo selection were decided at 4 p.m.; sports can sometimes feel like a midnight press run. Snowstorms, hurricanes, acts of God or the Red Sox winning their first World Series in 86 years in 2004 can always delay presser kickoff.


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