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jarts: internet lawn defense league

you kids get off my lawn

Dear world: it's "Bury the lede," not "bury the lead."

We're fucking up the organization of a news story, not attending DiCaprio's funeral.

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I had to google that word. ;-p
Do you still write "Add 1" for your SECOND page of copy? Or write (30) or ### at the end of the manuscript?
No, because fiction manuscript conventions are different--but I follow those. And there is a tag on this lj that answers that question:

http://matociquala.livejournal.com/tag/--30--

;-)
Right, I know fiction ms. conventions are different.

I was just being snarky bringing up other archiac journalism practices that are essentially as dead as "lede" for "lead."
In that case, I am rather sorry I responded.
The what now?
Old newspaper copy conventions called for a slug line on the first page of copy and "Add 1" on the second page of copy, followed by "Add 2", etc, for the next pages. The end of the copy was marked with (30) or ###. (I can't remember if 30 or ### was developed first).