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News Broadcast From 1981 Foretells The Collapse Of Print Journalism


Well, none of our readers have to imagine that scenario. They do it everyday. 
Back in 1981, however, the concept of online media seemed far-fetched. Regardless, two local San Fransisco papers, The Examiner and Chronicle, wanted to make it happen. 
Under their system, editors programmed content into an online database. Then, when readers called a phone number (linked to Columbus, Ohio), the news would appear on their televisions — with the exception of pictures, ads, and comics. The screen looked like this:


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