The Great Newspaper Strike of 1962-1963

Friday, August 09, 2013


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Fifty years ago, 17,000 New York City newspaper workers went on strike, shuttering the city's seven daily papers for 114 days. Rooted in fears about new "cold type" printing technology, the strike ended up devastating the city's newspaper culture and launching the careers of a new generation of writers including Tom Wolfe, Gay Talese, and Nora Ephron. Vanity Fair contributor Scott Sherman talks with Bob about the strike and its legacy.


Scott Sherman

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Comments [1]

Constance Wiggins from Berkeley

I always wondered why the old typesetters weren't interested in having us photo typesetters join their union in the '70s. I still love the sound of the old linotypes but more than that I love moveable type. Ah progress, you are a bitch.

Aug. 12 2013 12:21 PM

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