A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from January 05, 2016
“A newspaper is a daily miracle”

The daily newspaper has frequently been called “a daily miracle.” Baltimore Sun editor Charles H. Grasty (1863-1924) called the modern metropolitan newspaper “a daily miracle” in 1911. The movie He Said, She Said (1991) contained the line:

“A newspaper is a daily miracle.”


Chronicling America
25 April 1911, University Missourian (Columbia, MO), “A Daily Miracle,” pg. 2, col. 1:
Charles H. Grasty, editor of the Baltimore Sun, characterized the modern metropolitan newspaper as “a daily miracle” in his address at the University of Missouri Journalism Week.

Google Books
Littell’s Living Age
Volume 328
1926
Pg. 696:
Mr. Bennett says, ‘The daily paper is a daily miracle,’ and he would have a newspaper give at intervals an ‘account of this or that branch of its organization,’ holding that ‘no feature could be more popular.’

Old Fulton NY Post Cards
9 July 1929, Jamestown (NY) Evening Journal, “Band of Local High School in a Triumph at Chautauqua,” pg. 15, col. 1:
The text of Mrs. Alvord’s address follows: “Everyone reads the newspapers without thinking the newspaper is a daily miracle. No commodity is sold for so small a price. It requires the labor of hundreds as many words as the average novel.”

8 June 1948, Lowell (MA) Sun, “Sampascoopies” by Charles G. Sampas, pg. 12, col. 4:
A newspaper is a daily miracle: To’-me, it is a source of wonder—always—how each edition is assembled in so last a time.It is the result of co-operation, all the way through.

Google News Archive
14 June 1958, Deseret News (Salt Lake City, UT), “Deseret News To Being 109th Year,” pg.1B, col. 3:
Now, on its 108th birthday anniversary, which occurs Sunday, the newspaper is a daily miracle on the doorstep.

Google News Archive
1 March 1986, Wilmington (NC) Morning Star, “Part of Star leaves today,” pg. 10A, col. 1:
We like to say that a newspaper is a daily miracle. But the miracle doesn’t happen by magic. It happens because people make it happen.

IMDb (The Internet Movie Database)
He Said, She Said (1991)
Quotes

Dan Hanson: There are no small jobs here. A newspaper is a daily miracle.

Google News Archive
24 August 1991, The Free Lance-Star (Fredericksburg, VA), “Poor spelling spells trouble for job seekers” by James J. Kilpatrick, Town & Country pg. 16, col. 2:
Putting out a daily newspaper is a daily miracle. The wonder is not that we miss a few typographical errors, but that we get the paper out at all.

Google News Archive
22 July 2005, The Item (Sumter, SC), “Checking every page, from the head to detail” by James Kilpatrick, pg. 6A, col. 2:
I can tell you, out of 65 years as a reporter and editor, that just publishing a daily newspaper is a daily miracle,

Boston (MA) Globe
Clear lessons offered in delivery debacle
By Shirley Leung GLOBE COLUMNIST JANUARY 06, 2016
(...)
It’s a complex business that straddles both the old and new worlds, from pressmen to programmers, from reporters to drivers, all the while pleasing customers. We have an old saying in newsrooms: Putting out the paper is a daily miracle. 

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityMedia/Newspapers/Magazines/Internet • Tuesday, January 05, 2016 • Permalink