History of Media

Timeline created by annielysgomez
In History
  • 100 BCE

    100 BC

    100 BC
    Paper was invented in China.
  • 1455

    Gutenberg and the printing machine.

    Gutenberg and the printing machine.
    In 1455 Gutenberg invented the printing press which spreader all over Europe.
  • Early 18th Century

    Early 18th Century
    First commercial printing which happened in London’s Grub Street which is recognized for the beginning of mass media,
  • 1814

    Photography started being popular and was invented- used as a form of storage for pictures. This made readers more attracted to reading what was written.
  • 1843: Telegraph

    1843: Telegraph
    Due to it being “text” communication distance wasn’t a problem and broke the barrier of being too “far”.
  • The Dead of Antietam

    The Dead of Antietam
    Outside of Matthew Brady’s studio in New York stood shocked an curious visitors and the pictures of the corpses after the battle of Antietam (which was the deadliest day).
  • The telephone

    The telephone
    The telephone was invented by Bell and now conversations broke down the barrier of communication even farther. This made people be able to talk to each other without the need of being face to face/be in the same town.
  • 1877 Phonograph

    1877 Phonograph
    The phonograph was invented and it had a wider use and more homes got it. People listened a lot to music so this was commonly seen in homes.
  • Film

    Lumiere Brothers present film and some people were scared of such discovery. (The thing were silent movies at that time).
  • Radio

    This was the birth of modern mass media as the first radio was broadcasted in the 1920s in the U.S.
  • 1920s golden age

    1920s golden age
    This was the golden age of films! Many actors and actresses were made fanboys by Hollywood nationally as internationally
  • 1950s TV

    1950s TV
    Televisions were everywhere and commercials invade everything. Also, a person watches on average of 22,000 commercials a year.
  • Home computers

    Home computers
    Apple sells the first home computer in 1976
  • The Internet

    The Internet
    The 1990s was when the internet was invented and global networks revolutionized how people could access information.
  • Windows 95

    Windows 95
    Windows 95 was created and was used as the standard in business communication and data storage.
  • Web 2.0

    Web 2.0
    This is when mass media free even more! People could access it through internet, a platform that kept getting bigger with websites like YouTube, Facebook and more!
  • 2006

    The year where user generated content started to grow as people could interact with content from other people. Also, Time Magazine names “You” as the person of the year.