In fact, the only sustainable by-product of the novel's events are written pages that are scattered throughout the end of the book--specifically, the scribbled and torn pages taken for literature by the copyboy
who reads them and the reporter's note to Hagood which ends the book in a kind of frenetic narrative babble.
He started as a copyboy
at the Chicago Tribune, and later served as a Tribune reporter in Chicago and Washington.
Brady's career began while he worked his way through college as a copyboy
for the New York Daily News.
Newton had started at the Tribune as a copyboy
in 1977 and later went on to edit the late Mill Valley Record and the late Richmond Independent, both in the Bay Area.
Then the copyboy
would pick it up and send it to the composing room.
Fuller began his career as a 16-year-old copyboy
for the Chicago Tribune and eventually worked as a reporter in Chicago and Washington D.
Siegal joined The Times in September 1960 as a copyboy
and moved through the ranks to copy editor.
Kelly started in newspapers as a copyboy
at the Kansas City Times in 1960 and later was reporter at the Times and the Star.
Born in New York City in 1922, Don Hewitt began his journalism career as head copyboy
for the New York Herald Tribune in 1942, following a year at New York University.
Meislin joined The Times as a copyboy
in June 1975.
Negrete started at the paper as a copyboy
and later left to work at the Stockton Record and the New York Times.