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The Founding of The Associated Press
The invention of the telegraph greatly advanced newsgathering methods.

The First Transmission of a Photo by Wire
This was no early FAX machine: the photo transmitted even had to be developed in a darkroom.

Early Newspaper Printing Presses
From 1725 to 1890's.

The Use of a Stream Roller to Print Newspapers
Highly unique approach used when the town was desperate.

History of the Linotype Machine
An overview of the history behind the invention.

Producing a Newspaper: 1692-1792
An overview of the process used in this era.

Producing a Newspaper: 1792-1892
An overview of the process used in this era.

Producing a Newspaper: 1892-1992
An overview of the process used in this era.

Producing a Newspaper: 1992
An overview of the process used by a major newspaper.

The Computer Disk that Helped Topple a Government
Deposing of Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev on August 19, 1991.

Paper Making in America -- 1690's to 1820's
A detailed, step-by-step account of how America's early paper mills produced their product.

Publishing for People Who Are Blind
A history from tactile printing of the 1700's to today's computers.

How the London Graphic Produced Their 14-color Engravings
A detailed accounting of how they did it in the 1880's.

A capsule history of typesetting
From the use of wooden blocks in the 1400's to laser technology.





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