Sat here in the office on a Sunday night watching the first edition of the new format Guardian hitting the presses. We’ve got a live webcam link from the print facility, and there was a great cheer when papers started churning through. On the web side, we’re just checking content comes through to the website in the normal way, and that the Digital Edition of the paper doesn’t fall over as a result of the template changes.
If you’re into this stuff, check out Assistant Editor Vic Keegan’s minute-by-minute blog of the new paper being launched. It’s fascinating and, I reckon, unprecedented for a newspaper to show its working in this way.
Oh, and buy the paper in the morning, won’t you? Whether you usually do or not. Support independent journalism!
UPDATE: I should point out that above webcam link is a private one, which is why I didn’t link to it! Also, there’s a very good set of interviews with the editor, chief exec and designer of the Guardian on GU – if you’re interested in the thinking behind all this, check it out.