Facsimile Newspapers

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Facsimile Newspapers at the Threshold

American newspaper publishers are at present dis playing keen interest in the development of facsimile newspapers—newspapers broadcast over the air and reproduced in the home. A two-week public trial of facsimile broadcasting has just been completed by the Miami Herald, and Publisher John S. Knight has announced that “continuous publication” by facsimile will be started on a limited scale in the autumn. Similar experiments may be under taken in a score of cities before the end of 1947, and others will get under way as additional equipment becomes available in 1948.

The present participation of established newspapers in projects for facsimile broadcasting stands in striking contrast to their aloofness to radio in the early days of sound broadcasting. Wide publicity was ...

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