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By Paul Archipley
Beacon Publisher 

Time for a changing of the guard | Publisher's Desk

 

Last updated 2/8/2022 at 3:48pm

Brian Soergel

Publisher Paul Archipley speaks after receiving an award from the Washington Newspaper Publishers Association.

About three decades ago when the newspaper industry was moving into the computer age, I used to regale young journalists with stories about how we used to write stories on typewriters, and then, trying to suggest I wasn't completely Neanderthal, I'd add, "But they were electric typewriters."

These days I wouldn't be surprised if many in Generation Z have never seen or perhaps even know what a typewriter is.

Likewise, the days of paste-up and layout, film developing and – very soon, newsprint itself – are giving way to InDesign, Photoshop, iPads and smartphones.

I've seen it all, because...



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