Thursday, February 19, 2009

What's it like to work at a weekly paper?

Join the Exeter Historical Society on Tuesday, March 3 at 7:30 pm (with refreshments at 7 p.m.), for a presentation by Harry Thayer, entitled Running a Weekly Newspaper. The program will take place at the Exeter Historical Society, 47 Front Street, Exeter, and is free and open to the public. Donations to help offset the cost of programming are always welcome and greatly appreciated.

Harry Thayer has a long personal history of working with the Exeter News-Letter. He worked from 1960 to 1970 as a linotype operator and was appointed general manager in 1970. Thayer served as the co-owner and co-publisher between 1973 and 1983, and was the editor, president and treasurer throughout most of the 1970s. He also was the business manager and president of Rockingham County Newspapers (owned by Ottaway Newspapers) in the 1980s. His presentation will focus on the greater "family" of co-workers at the Exeter News-Letter and the conversion from hot metal-letterpress to cold-type-offset printing interspersed with history and humor.

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