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 09, 2011
“News never sleeps”

"The news never sleeps” is an old saying in the news business. The October 25, 1905 Belleville (IL) News-Democrat had the slogan “It Prints the News,” with “Wide Awake” in the left corner of the masthead and “Never Sleeps” in the right corner.

The saying “news never sleeps” has been cited in print since at least 1962 and has become popular in the new media age of 24-hour news and information.


Google News Archive
6 November 1962, Lewiston (ME) Daily Sun and Evening Journal, pg. 11A, cols. 3-4:
News Never Sleeps, So
Newspaper Gets Litte

By EDMUND A. MacDONALD
(...)
News never sleeps, and the lights are usually on in the Sun-Journal plant.

27 January 1970, Chicago (IL) Tribune, pg. A6 ad:
The news never sleeps, neither do we.
CBS FOR CHICAGO

Google Books
And now ... the news
By Mike Wolverton
Houston, TX: Gulf Pub. Co.
1977
Pg. 32:
And remember, KMAD News never sleeps! Okay, I confess. That was a transcript of one of my nightmares and any similarity to any real radio news broadcast is purely coincidental.

Google Books
Inside Reporting:
A practical guide to the craft of journalism

By Tim Harrower
Boston, MA: McGraw-Hill
2007
Pg. 173:
Maybe they could add to the old saying, “The news never sleeps — and seldom do you.”
Shawna Castellano, anchor/reporter, KLBJ radio, Austin, Tex.

Google Books
Peeing in Peace: Tales and Tips for Type A Moms
By Beth Feldman and Yvette Manessis Corporon
Naperville, IL: Sourcebooks
2008
Pg. 168:
There’s an old newsroom saying “news never sleeps.”

Posted by Barry Popik
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