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10 Aug 2020
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Started as a voluntary non-profit community service
What is news on the Peninsula?
The idea for Peninsula News
Who would have thought ... ?
Peninsula News may not have started without Cec
Justin has worked with Peninsula News for 16 years
The editor shares some thoughts
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Comment sought on Umina intersection upgrade plans
Ground water treatment starts again
Rotary club celebrates 70 years in Woy Woy
Councillor explains his absence from three meetings
Aged care home stays in a state of isolation
Pedestrian crossing petition attracts 500 signatures
Tree Day sees 100 plantings at The Runway Park
Cycling group welcomes increase in people cycling
Police investigate tyre spikes on national park trail
Parking plan re-opened for public comment
Planning decisions now allowed without public scrutiny
Councillors keep pay rise
Rotary club accepts two new members
Ettalong Red Carpet Day is postponed
Energy bill advice offered by phone
Work starts on James Browne oval improvements
Empire Bay playground officially opened
Tesch thanks church food pantry
Wet week pushes total well above average
New cafe
Payrise for $20 million debt per year
Time that council demonstrated their vision
Will Council buy some paint, or prosecute me?
What we always wanted - graphics, colours, words
Provider pays bonus to all aged care staff
Group meditation sessions return to Ocean Beach
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Home video competition
Coastal Twist festival is cancelled for this year
Rare artefacts found at Woy Woy Public School
Umina Eagles soccer results
Everglades major pairs
Netball results
Nippers to resume at Killcare
Lions come from behind to beat Kariong
Southern and Ettalong soccer results

Justin has worked with Peninsula News for 16 years

Justin Stanley has been involved with Peninsula News as graphic designer for 16 years.

He joined Ducks Crossing Publications in 2004 at the age of 22, initially as a volunteer in the Work for the Dole program.

"Being a rev-head with a chequered history, Justin showed a surprising level of artistic creativity and aptitude for graphic design," according to Central Coast Newspapers chief executive Mr Cec Bucello.

This led to him being offered part-time work.

For the first few years, Peninsula News was produced using Microsoft Publisher.

As the business grew, so Justin was offered more work, until he became a permanent full-time employee.

It was Justin who introduced the more capable Adobe InDesign software, which is now industry standard.

"He took it upon himself to access the state of the art design program, InDesign.

"He worked through the tutorial to become one of the leading and quickest graphic designers on the Coast."

Peninsula News has been printed by different printers and each required the pages to be produced with different settings, which the Adobe software facilitated.

Justin has also taken on a broader technology role.

Justin said that when he started there were just two computers.

He built his own from discarded computers, replacing parts until ultimately he had the substantial power needed to drive the graphics programs and files shared by other staff.

Soon he was producing up to four newspapers and two magazines a month on his shared computer.

In 16 years, Justin has seen out a succession of journalists.

Mr Bucello said: "Until recently, the journalists' position was always part time, so that after they were trained, they were able to easily find full time positions at News Corp, Fairfax, the Financial Times, working with politicians, and in many public relations areas.

"Their job at the paper had them working on a much greater variety of tasks than they would have been able to in a larger organisation. They also needed to deal with people of all levels without fear."

Justin has often provided training to journalists and others in graphic design and newspaper production as part of their work experience with Central Coast Newspapers.

"Those who have worked with him will know how helpful and obliging he is," Mr Bucello said.

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