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Why not on Page 1?

Posted: June 17, 2008 8:12 p.m.
Updated: August 18, 2008 5:01 a.m.

I have a question which I think others in the Santa Clarita Valley may have regarding the "Newhall land files for bankruptcy" story on Page 3 of The Signal's print edition (June 9, 2008).

Why is the huge story of Newhall Land and parent company filing Chapter 11 not posted on the first page?
I got a BREAKING NEWS ALERT last night at my home email address and expected it would be on Page 1. NO. Why on earth is it on Page 3? Trying to downplay the status of this powerhouse in the SCV that "made" Valencia what it is?

Editor's note: We did not "downplay" the story by placing it on Page A3. We received the press release late on a Sunday night from Newhall Land. Our online editor posted a story on within an hour and sent an email alert. However, for the print edition, we were not able to get the story on the front page because the story came after the deadline for Pages A1 and A6, which were already being printed. Page A3 was not yet finished and space was available so our copy desk decided to put it there. Follow-up stories on the filing did in fact appear on A1. Also, letters printed in the paper are also posted on the Web site.


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