Search for the Truth
Saturday, 11th January, 2014
By Erica Visser
If you’re reading this right now, the Barrier Daily Truth has managed to get its act together.
As most readers would by now be aware, the BDT was unable to print Friday’s edition of the newspaper due to technical difficulties.
Phones rang off the hook from 9am yesterday and the Blende Street office was bombarded with customers who’d spent a quarter of an hour searching for the paper in their front yards.
Assistant General Manager Rod Niemann was called into the office at 10pm on Thursday when a problem with the “computer to plate system” was detected by late night staff.
He spent the next four hours in a failed attempt to fix the problem with calls to technicians in Melbourne and overseas.
A sleep-deprived Mr Niemann again faced a late night yesterday, when he and Circulation Manager Gavin Schmidt were forced to drive to Mildura to pick up the edition that you’re holding right now.
“We were still unable to fix the problem, so the paper will be printed in Mildura and hopefully the problem should be fixed by Sunday night,” Mr Niemann said yesterday.
“All our subscribers will receive a credit for the paper they didn’t receive.
“We thank everyone for their patience today and luckily, the majority of people have been fantastic.”
Friday’s edition can be downloaded from the BDT’s website for free at www.bdtruth.com.au.
BDT will be printing some of the stories that didn’t make it to print in the next couple of editions.