“Producing a Modern Newspaper”

History This article at The Bolton News mainly advertises a screening of films from the North West Film Archive at Bolton Library on Tuesday which will include plenty of documentary shorts not seen in decades (the reels have to be defrosted and processed before they can be seen). The evening starts at 7.30pm and tickets cost £4 from the library or by calling 01204 332211, if you're in the area.

But the article also includes a fascinating embedded video from 1930, “Producing a Modern Newspaper”, showing the journey of news stories from the telegraph machine through the journalistic eye to the printing press to distribution and finally to the hands of the paper boy.  It would be interesting to know how different a contemporary remake would be.  Has the distribution process of local papers changed that much?

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