Are Newspapers Still Printed The Same Today As In Past Decades?

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  1. David Von Pein

    David Von Pein Producer

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    ....Or has the "Digital" and "Computer" age caught up with the newspaper business.

    I was just curious.

    Didn't a lot of papers in the "olden days" set the type letter-by-letter, by hand?

    Surely, this manual type-setting has bowed to better technology...hasn't it? (Of course, I have the slightest idea having never seen how a newspaper actually gets from a reporter's scratch pad to our front stoop.)

    Kind of a fascinating business though.

    The printed media has, of course, taken a back seat to the electronic media nowadays...but there are still newspapers in just about every 'burg you can think of.

    Anybody think the days of the "old-fashioned" Morning News will eventually go by way of the covered wagon, and disappear altogether some day?

    That's be a shame indeed. (Where would we get our Sunday gaggle of coupons?) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    But, then too, you can just about read the whole newspaper right on the computer.

    "EXTRA! EXTRA! DILLINGER KILLED AT BIOGRAPH! READ ALL ABOUT IT! EXTRA!"
     
  2. John Watson

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    Most newspapers today are incredibly automated compared with the days of ink-stained wretches setting typeface for Citizen Kane.

    However, they are still full of trivia and gibberish, and plagiarism (just like the internet). And Editors wouldn't know a typo if it punched them in the jaw.

    And you wouldn't believe the pop-up ads everywhere. [​IMG]
     
  3. brentl

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    Back in the day all the layout was done like a high shcool yearbook ..... you know!!
     

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