How a new communications technology disrupted America's newspaper industry--in 1845


Sun, Jan 3rd, 2010 10:20 by capnasty NEWS

With many American papers declaring bankruptcy in the past few months, their readers and advertisers lured away by cheaper alternatives on the internet, this doom-laden prediction sounds familiar. But it was in fact made in May 1845, when the revolutionary technology of the day was not the internet--but the electric telegraph.



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