Another piece of nostalgia from the NZ Herald Manual of Journalism 1967. Pneumatic tubes as a story delivery system within newsrooms were before my time but what a shame, they look cracking.
From the NZ Herald Manual of Journalism, 1967, a NZ Herald reporter breaks news from the scene of a fire via the radio telephone.
For the nostalgics among you, here’s a cracker of an educational video from the days when women worked on the social pages, typesetters ruled, sub-editors wore visors and syndicated copy was mimeographed.
Every now and then I get an urge to create a Facebook group or something to campaign to bring back Dougal Stevenson. He was a TV newsreader in my youth, one of several with similar qualities. Dougal Stevenson didn’t smile and joke with an attractive sidekick to let me know when the story was light, or grimace to let me know the story was serious, or banter with a cheeky weather presenter or get matey with the sports guy (and pretend to know about sport).