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What is newsletter filler?

What is Newsletter Filler?

Newsletter fillers are all the fun "extras" you use to fill in the blank spaces, the "holes," in your paste-ups. The examples are endless and include such things as quotations, articles, crossword puzzles, recipes, unusual facts, cartoons and more!

Be sure to keep a good selection handy...you just never know when you'll need just a "little more stuff!"

   
What is newsletter filler?

Tear Newspapers Vertically

You can only tear a piece of newspaper smoothly when you tear vertically because the newsprint is made up of tiny wood fibers which line up in the same direction, up and down, on the page. When you tear a newspaper from top to bottom, it tears evenly because you are tearing in the direction of the grain.

(Source: Unknown)

   
What can I use for filler?

Happiness is...

"A layout that logically falls into place."

   
What can I use for filler?

Google Search Game

If you're online and you're bored, here's an addictive websurfing game you can play using Google.com. The object of the game is to create a two-word phrase that returns exactly ONE listing. Think it sounds too easy? Here's a look at some not-so-common phrases that returned several listings (as of May 27, 2002):

"Google Moogle" - 248 listings
"Cranky Sweatpants" - 506 listings
"Chewbacca Hairdo" - 191 listings
"Lamppost Driveway" - 835 listings

   
Should I keep my filler material organized?

Organize Newsletter Filler Material

Keep newsletter filler material around organized by category. You never know when you`ll have a last-minute space that needs to be blocked in with something, and if you`re prepared, that`s one less thing to worry about!

   
Where did the word news come from?

*NEWS*

The word *news* was coined from the fact that early daily papers carried images of globes on their mastheads and boasted that their reports came from all directions -- nORTH, eAST, wEST, and sOUTH. (Source: unknown)

   
Is there a list of movies about newspapers and journalism?

His Girl Friday (1940)

His Girl Friday...remake of the Front Page with Grant as conniving editor, Russell as star reporter (and his ex-wife), and Bellamy as the mama's boy she's trying to marry amid a hot murder story. Copyrightę Leonard Maltin, 1998-2001 COMEDY Starring: Cary Grant, Rosalind Russell, Ralph Bellamy

   
What can I use for filler?

Happiness is...

"A photo that crops perfectly and fits the space in the layout!"

   
What is newsletter filler?

Use a Comma

"You should use a comma whenever you have a need to pause in a sentence. EXAMPLE: 'So me and Tiffany were at the mall and she ate like four of those big fudge squares which is why her butt is the size of a Volkswagen Jetta I don't know WHAT Jason sees in, wait a minute I'm getting another call.'" -- Dave Berry

   
Is there a list of movies about newspapers and journalism?

All the President's Men (1976)

All the President's Men...Dustin Hoffman and Robert Redford are perfectly matched as (respectively) Washington Post reporters Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward, whose investigation into the Watergate scandal set the stage for President Richard Nixon's eventual resignation. DRAMA Starring: Robert Redford, Dustin Hoffman, Jason Robards

   
Is there a list of movies about newspapers and journalism?

Continental Divide (1981)

Continental Divide...Belushi's a hard-hitting Chicago newspaper columnist, Brown's a self-reliant naturalist at home observing eagles in the Rockies. Can this romance survive? Copyrightę Leonard Maltin, 1998-2001 COMEDY Starring: John Belushi, Blair Brown

   
How can I get readers to read my newsletter?

How Advertising History Was Almost Changed

There was once an advertising writer who had a great idea for a headline. It might have been the best ad headline of all time.

He knew that it would win awards, praise, and a promotion. He quickly sketched it on a bar napkin.

Then, he sat his glass of bourbon on the rocks on the napkin.

The melting ice made the headline turn into a blob. The next morning, the writer didn't even remember writing a headline.

Taken from "Fun With Fonts" by David E. Carter
Available from Amazon.com: $34.95

   
Is there a list of movies about newspapers and journalism?

Parallax View, The (1974)

The Parallax View...Beatty plays Joseph Frady, an arrogant investigative reporter who witnesses the assassination of a United States senator and then discovers that other reporters who were on the scene are dying under mysterious circumstances. With the help of his editor, Cronyn, Frady goes underground to infiltrate the Parallax Corporation, which uses mind control to train assassins. MYSTERY & SUSPENSE Starring: Warren Beatty, William Daniels, Hume Cronyn

   
What can I use for filler?

Sign on a Reporter's Desk...

Sign on a newspaper reporter's desk: 'The strongest desire is neither love nor hate. It is one person's need to change another person's copy.' -- Gilbert Cranberg in Columbia Journalism Review

(Submitted by Jeffrey Eisenberg)

   
Is there a list of movies about newspapers and journalism?

Year of Living Dangerously, The (1983)

The Year of Living Dangerously...set in Indonesia in 1965, the film focuses on a group of Caucasian journalists and photographers who are in Jakarta to cover the political upheavals that are threatening to collapse the unstable government of President Sukarno. DRAMA Starring: Mel Gibson, Sigourney Weaver, Linda Hamilton

   
Is there a list of movies about newspapers and journalism?

Salvador (1986)

Salvador...engrossing true-life account of the violent civil war in El Salvador as told through the perspective of a has-been journalist trying for one last grasp at glory and finding the true horror of war. DRAMA Starring: James Woods, James Belushi

   
Is there a list of movies about newspapers and journalism?

Pelican Brief, The (1993)

The Pelican Brief...law student Roberts' life is endangered when she discovers evidence of a conspiracy behind the killings of two Supreme Court justices. She enlists the help of an investigative reporter, Washington, and the two become fugitives. MYSTERY & SUSPENSE Starring: Julia Roberts, Denzel Washington

   
Is there a list of movies about newspapers and journalism?

Citizen Kane (1931)

Citizen Kane...loosely-based on the life of "yellow journalism" newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst. DRAMA Starring: Orson Welles

   
Is there a list of movies about newspapers and journalism?

The Paper (1994)

The Paper...twenty-four hours in the life of a NY newspaper and its harried editors, who are trying to manage their troubled private lives against the unyielding demands of a deadline (and a few small questions about ethics). Copyrightę Leonard Maltin, 1998-2001 COMEDY Starring: Michael Keaton, Robert Duvall, Glenn Close, Randy Quaid, Jason Alexander, Marisa Tomei

   
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