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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