Newspaper printing process in the early 1970s for The Detroit News. Shows early use of computers in newspaper production.
Detroit Michigan USA Date:1974 Duration:4 min 29 sec Sound:Yes
Overview of steps in the writing, production, packaging, and delivery of the daily Detroit News newspaper, in Detroit, Michigan, United States. Reporters and writers in a newspaper press room work on early Cathode Ray Terminals or CRT computers. A reporter writes and edits a story on a cathode ray terminal computer. The completed copy is sent at the speed of light through a computer to an automated composing room. The electronic signals are being converted into coded tapes. The hole punched tapes are seen being printed by machines and then the tapes are fed into an automated type setting machine. A man at the newspaper printing press lifts prepared typeset from a tray. A stereotype man makes a final cardboard mat of each completed page proof, which is seen being pressed through a large roller and then fed into a press plate machine for final casting. 60 tons of lead is used to stamp out the cylindrical press plates. Close up view of the cylindrical press plates being fed through machines. Men in the press room collect the final plates that are transported to them on a moving conveyor belt system. A man oils and inks the plates and loads them into a machine where they are ready to roll. View of the newspaper printing underway. Close up view of newspaper printing press operating at high speed with newspapers rolling. View of giant paper rolls being moved into position on a conveyor system providing raw paper for the newspaper, used at a rate of 500 tons per day. The press men read the news and relax, as the paper continues to roll through the presses on a non stop computerized control track. Final stacking of newspapers is performed by machines, making them ready for delivery. The newspaper is ready and is on the way to be delivered to the citizens. The news papers are loaded into a shipment van bearing a sign that reads "The Detroit News."
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