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Have You Any Idea What It Costs

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TO WAKE A CHICAGO DAILY NEWS? You haven 't f Well, let us give you just a glimpse into the business, perhaps it will interest you. i To begin with, the work of th paper is divided into Seventeen Different Departments, each under its own responsible Superintendent. Let us take them in order as they stand on the weekly payroll: - I. The Editorial Department. - Thia includes nianaging 8. The Mailing and Delivery Department.- " The maileditors, city editora, telegraph editora, exchange era " and the deliverv clerks handle over a millioa editora, editorial writers, special writere, and about papers a week. The force numbers 25 thirty reporters. The Daily News staff is g. Th Engine Room. - To supply the motive power requiret admittedly without a superior in the West, and three steam boilers of 175 horse-power eapacity, and numbers 56 three engines with an aggregate of 270 horse-power. 3. The Telegraph Room.- To save tim special wires are All departments are lighted by the Edison incanrun into The Daily News building, and the descent system,which here comprises three dynamo paper's own operators take the messages and hand machines and 500 lampa. The employés of this them immediately to the telegraph editor. The department number 5 number of operators is 3 lo. The Circulation Department.- The paper is now a 3. The Compositor's Room.- When " copy " has passed manufactured article, and it is the business of this the hands of the proper revising editor it goes to department to develop the market for it. The the type-setter. There are a good many of him in average number of workers is 16 The Daily News office-on an average . . 73 „. The Subscription Room.-All the subscriptions from 4. The Linotype Room.-But the compositor doesn't do out-of-town, whether of individual readers or wholeall the type-setting. The "Linotype" machine sale news agente, pass through this department and "sets type" by casting a-hne-of-type, on somewhat this department employs on the average . . . 17 the same principe as the type-founder casts a fc The Busine8S Office-The general clerical work of tl.e 5. „. ttSttSEZ L SrStss SS5SVS.TÏS metropohtan daily now gives lts readers not only requires a counting-room force of 27 reading matter, but also illustrations By the aid The Care of Building requires the constant service of of good artists, zinc etchers and photography by " three janitoi " ■ electric licht The Daily News is now printing . . r,. „!._-_ t' "."."" the best newapaper illustrations in Amerid Thi! '4 The íf f fi t ÍT P6r eCt Protf,ctlon f111 takes the best service of skilled workers to the _. rk f jetwo watchmen are constantly on duty. 2 number of 7 The New York Office.- This epgages the entire time of 6. The Stereotype Foúndr'y.-The " matter-typ and - _. general manager and assistant 2 tures-being now " locked up" in the " forms" the l6' The Washington Bureau.- In charge of its own special work is next transferred to the foundry. A - Washington staff correspondent 1 politan daily no longer prints from its type. In The MUwaukee Bureau.- To facilítate Northwestern order to print a large edition quickly it is neces, news gathering, one man 1 sary to multiply the printing turface, and this is From which it appears that the number of regular employees accomplished by casting duplícate stereotyped is 302 plates, from which, afler they nare been fastened And the pay roll runs from $5,500 to $6,000 per week, aggreto the presses, the printing is done. Of stereogating during the year $300,000. typers The Daily News requires 8 Then there is even a larger annual expenditure for whit 7. The Press Room. - The Daily News uses sir doublé PPr, and telegraph and cable tolls sometimes run perfecting presses, capable of printing 100,000 comnearly a thousand dollars a week. Take it all plete papers per hour. To run these there are together the expenditures of The Daily Newb for required men to the number of 26 the year 1888 will vary very little from $900,000. The foregoing takes no account of the special correspondente at hundreds of places throughout the country; of European correspondents ; of fifteen hundred news agente throughout the Northwest who distribute The Daily News to ite out of town readers ; of two hundred city carriers ; of forty-two wholesale city dealers with their horses and wagons ; of one hundred and fifty brancli advertisement offices throughout the city, all connected with the main oLBce by telephone, nor of the about three thousand newsboys who make a living, in whole or in part, selling The Daily News in Chicago. This is what it costs the publisher to make a Chicago Daily News. It coste the reader to buy it one ent a day. Measured by the oost of its production, The Daily News is worth ite price, n'i itt The Chicago Daily News is sold by all newsdealers, or will be mailed, postage paid, for $3.00 per year, or 25 cents per month. "Address VICTOB F. LAWSON, Publisher The Daily News, Chicago.


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