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The copyboy serves to illustrate for us, at the very end, what Faulkner believes to be the proper reaction of a reader at this moment.
Rutherford was the Arkansas Gazette's last managing editor, having served 36 years at the newspaper; working his way up the ranks from copyboy.
Barely a week ago, 18-year-old Antonio Kiik and another young copyboy were spending a lazy Saturday watching over the quiet Dili office of East Timor's only daily newspaper.
In 1938, when Tames was 18, a friend helped him get a job as a copyboy for the Washington bureau of Time magazine, where he carried equipment for the photographers and wrote captions.
My first taste of newspapering came when I wrote for an army weekly during my military service in Europe Afterward, in 1959, 1 went to work at The New York Times as a copyboy.
In less than ten days, I'd found us another apartment; Jimmy's novel was in the mail; he had prospects of a job as copyboy at the New York Post; and Esther Carlson had told us that Richard Wright wanted to meet Jimmy and to read "Crying Holy.
From his initial job as copyboy on a black newspaper, the Chicago Defender, he worked his way up to become managing editor and then assumed the same duties in New York City for the Amsterdam News.
A would-be journalist of years past most likely would have, while still in his teens, entered his profession as a copyboy.
He's always been in journalism, or so it seems--having launched his career as a copyboy on his hometown newspaper back in Albany.
Paton started in journalism as a copyboy and has been a reporter, a city editor, an assistant managing editor and an editor in chief before moving to the business side of newspapers.
Paton came to Journal Register after a long career in newspapers -- he started as a copyboy at the Toronto Sun, where he rose to become editor-in-chief.
Regarding the article on the use of "--30--" at the end of copy, in the October/November issue: When I was a copyboy at the Evening Bulletin in Philadelphia, starting in 1948, and tore incoming copy off many a Teletype machine, articles ended with "--30--" and messages often ended with "--73--".
He hawked newspapers on street corners, sold peanuts in nearby Ebbets Field while watching his beloved Brooklyn Dodgers play, and worked as a copyboy at the New York Daily News, among other jobs.