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A Peek Into a 21st Century Newsroom

In the 1920s and 30s, if you were fortunate enough to have electricity in your house and wanted to know what was going on in the world, you clicked on a radio. Many people who lived in rural areas ran their radio on a battery, and so only used it sparingly. If you wanted to actually watch the news back then, you had to head to a movie theater, buy a ticket to a show (if you could afford both a ticket and to spare the time) and wait for a big movie reel to be loaded.

After World War II and into the 1950s, you could suddenly bring the news into your own home for free even!though you still had to wait for the appointed news hour.

Its easy for those of us in the 21st century, 24/7 news cycle to take for granted the humongous innovations of radio and TV at those times.

But our broadcasters didnt stop innovating in 1950. What are they doing now to keep you as up to date as possible? Live streaming on smartphones. Local TV on laptops. Instantaneous articles and updates from location to the Web. Watch how stations use technology to bring you news as it unfolds and see if you dont agree that your local broadcasters are living up to the innovations of those who came before them!

July 5, 2011 at 1:06 pm Leave a comment

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