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There used to be a simpler time when live news happened but twice a day. I obviously don’t mean that literally. But whatever happened around town and across the world throughout the day (and night), people in their bathrobes picked up their papers still moistened in the morning dew, with steaming cups of coffees in their hands. They would then actually sit down on a kitchen table, and read (imagine that!) news. That’s the first time of the day news broke to the public in the simpler era. Sure, the time did not freeze for the rest of the day, but whatever happened after the time that paper went to print at the break of dawn simply had to wait its turn for another day. There was no way to edit throughout the day and recirculate that information. Information on paper did not circulate instantaneously.

This post was originally published on the Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal website on November 12, 2017. The original post can be accessed via the Archived Link button above.

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