The Chron on Saturday, which carried the news that Barry Bonds would be leaving the Giants, printed two different versions of its front page, alternating from one to the other as the papers came off the press, according to a memo from Assistant Managing Editor Allen Matthews posted at Poynter.org. Matthews wrote:
- Two of our designers were kicking around separate layout ideas, and we decided to use both. This is a first for the Chronicle. Our presses were set up so that the front page alternated with every other paper so that I’ll get one cover and my next-door neighbor will get the other.