What Is A Deadline?

Did you know a deadline was an actual line on a printing press and anything that was typeset after that line would be cut off? Or that a “slug” wasn’t just the name of a story?

Turns out, much of our journalism vernacular comes from the printing presses of a bygone era.

CBC reporter Jody Porter walked J-Source through the printing press process at University of Toronto’s Massey College, where she apprenticed while on a fellowship.

Tamara Baluja, Associate Editor of J-source, which is produced by a collaboration of post-secondary journalism schools and programs led by Ryerson University, Université Laval and Carleton University, and supported by a group of benefactors including publishers, labour and others who believe in excellence in journalism and its strong and vital future.