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How Computers Changed the Newspaper Industry  

Computers were introduced at The Boston Globe in 1967, which changed many things for members of the Boston Typographical Union who had jurisdiction over all of the typesetting that was printed in the newspaper. The union had an excellent contract that included a lifetime job guarantee. However, in the late 1990s there was very little for the composing room workers to do, as some of the jurisdiction was given over to management. Pagination was also at The Globe, which meant an entire page could be composed and sent out through the computer. Over the years, The Globe management bought out all members of the Typographical Union. Computers affected many newspaper unions across America.

 

How Computers Changed the Newspaper Industry
Presenter: Charles Harrington  
Date: 10/15/2019 Day of the Week: Tu
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM  
Location: McCormack Hall Room: 418, 1st Floor
 
 
 

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