London Echo, March 2, 1893, page 1:


    A telephonic journal has been started at Buda-Pesth. Subscribers must first possess a telephone in their houses, which will tend to limit the circulation. Then all they have to do is to switch on to the journal, and the news is given to them as it arrives, not only foreign telegrams, but local events, and even interviews. The subscriber has to take his chance. He may want to hear a Parliamentary debate, and be served with Society paragraphs, or the latest money-market quotations, and be treated to dramatic criticism, unless he sticks to his telephone all day, and listens to the entire journal from births, marriages, and deaths onwards. The telephonic journal has a doubtful future.