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The impact of newspapers in the past

My fascination with newspapers was sparked when I was a child watching American westerns featuring not only cowboys, outlaws and “injuns” but also a lone editor producing Dry Gulch Gazette or Tombstone Times. All done by hand with movable letters to set the text and then print from an old handheld press. Inevitably, the front page featured a photo of a wanted man under the huge banner header screaming “Reward.” Too bad today’s newspapers don’t offer the same space for wanted criminals. For example: “Reward. R20m offered for information leading to the arrest of the Gupta Brothers, last seen in slum…

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