The glory days of news publishing

With digital news hitting your inbox daily, it’s easy to overlook how the news used to be printed.

Nowadays, we have the 24-hour new cycle. Digital publishing allows for a quick relay between getting a story, writing it up, editing and hitting send. And while this is still a process of sorts, how quickly we forget just much work used to go into creating a single newspaper – back when printing presses were all lead type and acid-etched images.

This fascinating photo-documentary shows how a single edition of The New York Times was published in 1942. It used to take 24 hours to prepare a paper, nowadays, we’re lucky if the news lasts for 24 hours.

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This is an excerpt of the process. For the full photo-documentary, please visit Mashable.

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Written by Leon Della Bosca

Leon Della Bosca has worked in publishing and media in one form or another for around 25 years. He's a voracious reader, word spinner and art, writing, design, painting, drawing, travel and photography enthusiast. You'll often find him roaming through galleries or exploring the streets of his beloved Melbourne and surrounding suburbs, sketchpad or notebook in hand, smiling.


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