Watch Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger leave the newsroom on his last day

May 29, 2015
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Alan Rusbridger, editor-in-chief of The Guardian, finished his tenure in the newspaper’s top editorial job today. On his way out of the newsroom, Guardian staffers observed the time-honored tradition of “banging out,” a custom rooted in English printing shops of yore, according to

Banging out is an old Fleet Street tradition in which printers would bang metal hammers and rulers against the desks as a long-standing member of staff left for the last time.

Here’s Rusbridger’s exit:

The 'banging out' of @arusbridger — what a legacy he leaves

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