Newspapers as factories: Video of 1970 film

imageThe presses still roll at thousands of newspapers throughout the world, but for how long?

And meanwhile this video from the Internet Archive, via the Atlantic site, reminds us of the days when news stories were “locked up” in the most physical way—in lead columns.

The Solomon Scandals takes place around 1980, and back then, many newspapers were on the cusp of extensive computerization (a detail that figures prominently in the plot of the novel).

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