Editor’s note: This month, we bring you brief reminders from pros around the world about what or who helped them forward in their careers.

Microfilm of old newspapers. Basically, my entire professional writing career has built upon the reporting of others, now preserved on microfilm, that make it possible, through the layering so many accounts of the same event, to recreate the past.

Glenn Stout ~ author and editor

BONUS: Check out this story on the “strange history” of microfilm, published in Atlas Obscura in 2016.

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