NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 31, 1978
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(Studio) Report on automation in newspaper business
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(Davenport, Iowa) Ability of "Quad City Times" to include last minute stories as result of automated system noted; typing, editing of stories with computers stated; advantages of computerized newspaper systems over old methods detailed. ["Quad City Times" publisher Tom WILLIAMS - tells of saving 1 3/4 hrs. by using computerized system to meet deadline on specific story.] [Lee Newspapers president Lloyd SCHERMER - says computer system saves money.] Printing trade unions and reporters unions objections to automation detailed; automated techniques used by "Los Angeles Times" described; future possibilities stated.
REPORTER: Bob Jamieson