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Tomorrow’s fish and chip paper? When today’s news is always news

News journalists may have faced criticism for churnalism in recent years, but imagine the same newspaper carrying the same news for decades, read by hundreds, seen by millions?

The High Definite has a great collection of images of just such a paper: a prop in films and US TV shows that replicates the same fake newspaper produced by the Earl Hays Press.

As Slate has it:

[T]he prop comes from a small newspaper prop company called the Earl Hays Press in Sun Valley, Calif. Started in 1915, Earl Hays is one of the oldest newspaper prop companies, and the paper in question was first printed in the 1960s (note the top-hat ad on the lower left) (…) The front is blank and can be customised, but the inside and back page are always identical.