History of Media

Timeline created by arogers47
In History
  • 1455

    Invention of the Printing Press

    Invention of the Printing Press
    In 1455 the printing press was invented by Johannes Gutenberg. His invention, in conjunction with the increase of literacy, began the movement of mass media.
  • The Invention of Morse Code

    The Invention of Morse Code
    In 1836, Samual Morse invents Morse Code making communications between long distances much easier.
  • Invention of the Telephone

    Invention of the Telephone
    In 1876, Alexander Graham Bell invents the telephone.
  • The First Film

    The First Film
    In 1893, Thomas Edison had the first public demonstration of film.
  • The Beginning of Yellow Journalism

    The Beginning of Yellow Journalism
    As more people wanted to be entertained by the news, yellow journalism, a form of news that valued entertainment over accuracy, began. The person credited with beginning this new phase in journalism was Joseph Pulitzer.
  • The 'new', New York Times

    The 'new', New York Times
    As yellow journalism continued, Adolph Ochs decided to purchase The New York Times in an effort to create a credible newspaper that delivered the news to people based on facts.
  • The era of 'Muckraking'

    The era of 'Muckraking'
    This period of journalism began in the early 1900s with the first article using this new form of journalism was published by Lincoln Steffens. It was a form of journalism that focused on exposing corrupt businesses and politicians.
  • First Trans-Atlantic Radio Signal is Sent

    First Trans-Atlantic Radio Signal is Sent
    In 1901, Guglielmo Marconi became the first person to ever send a radio signal across the Atlantic Ocean.
  • First Radio Broadcast in the US

    First Radio Broadcast in the US
    The first ever radio broadcast in the US occurred in 1920.
  • The Kennedy Assassination

    The Kennedy Assassination
    After the assassination of president Kennedy many people shifted their view of television news to be more respectable. Prior to this event many people saw television news as entertainment rather than serious journalism.