Newspaper Tributes

William Conrad in “–30–“


Convincing an intern not to quit…

“It all starts with newspapers” ad

An early example of the Newspaper Association of America trying — not very successfully — to interest young people in newspapers. Are more recent NAA videos better?

Newspaper social uses from “Stomp”


Don’t try this with an iPad!

Newspapers and LOONs

“LOON” in my case stands for “Lover Of Old Newspapers.” “Dr. Robert Woodson, professor of American Studies, Wesleyan University,” is not one of the faculty I met while earning two degrees there, but he reminds me of myself. (I, however, am not apocryphal.) This clip is here because it’s funny, and to remind me to sort out those piles of papers in the garage one of these days…

History of Linotype typesetting machines


One of my interests is journalism history, including the history of the technology of newspapers. Here’s a Vimeo video about Linotypes and people who are still passionate about these amazing machines.

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