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DT Database Restores Access to Wire Copy

Magazine article Editor & Publisher

DT Database Restores Access to Wire Copy

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A LATE-JUNE power failure in the wee hours not only delayed completion of the Springfield (Ohio) News-Sun's Sunday press run until late morning, but also knocked out power to the editorial system until after noon.

When a transformer blew out at about 2:15 a.m., only a third of the day's copies were inked. Seven hours later, power was restored to the building, and the press soon rolled for another two hours.

The newsroom wasn't as lucky in its efforts to put together the Monday edition. When the Digital Technology International editorial system powered up, it had no wire service feed.

The 34,000-circulation (over 41,500 Sundays) Cox Newspapers daily in southwestern Ohio, however, was able to rely on groupwide implementation of a DT database over a wide area network to capture wire copy by 4 p.m.

With help from a staffer borrowed from the Cox chain's original newspaper, the nearby Dayton Daily News, "it took . …

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