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Working on holidays

Here is Matt Anderson at work on the day after Christmas.

If you would have looked around the newsroom today and yesterday, you would have seen a hard core group of dedicated journalists — from Night News Digital to sports to the metro department to the obit clerks. (And, of course, the people in the press room, composing and circulation departments — who came in late in the day and worked into the early morning — are equally as dedicated.) These unsung heroes are the types of people who write and report about others who work on holidays, but few people formally recognize the work they provide. A bunch of them will be back in here this weekend, as well as some fresh faces, celebrating the New Year with their heads buried in the news of the minute. Here’s to them, as well as their understanding families.