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Sep 20, 2013 5:40 PM

KRIS Newsroom Moving Away from Paper Scripts

CORPUS CHRISTI - The Newsrooms at KRIS Communications are making an environmentally friendly change to the way we do business every day.

We're phasing out paper copies of our scripts in favor of iPads for our anchors and newscast directors. As you may know, our building is home to KRIS and KZTV. With nine newscasts a day, that adds up to a lot of printed scripts.

Chief Engineer Steve West ran the numbers and figured out we print a little more than 73,500 pages of scripts every month. Those scripts are used just once before being tossed out.

The costs add up when you consider the price for boxes of paper, ink for the printers and maintenance on some heavily used printers around the newsroom for about 10 years.

The machine we refer to as 'the big printer' has cranked out around 3 million copies since it joined the newsroom.

We're now collecting the old scripts for recycling, but going paperless is our ultimate goal.

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