The Press: Small-Town Revolution

At 6 o'clock one morning last week, an operator sat down at a shiny new teletypesetter in the Associated Press bureau in Charlotte, N.C. and punched out a 250-word story. As he finished, editors in seven Southern newspaper offices pulled a perforated piece of tape from a receiving machine, fed it directly into their typesetting linotype machines. In less than five minutes, the A.P. story was in type, ready to be dropped into newspaper forms. Its news: the A.P. had just opened the U.S.'s first regular press-service tele-typesetting system.*

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