International Timeline of Broadcasting Mediums

  • Apr 11, 1450

    Johannes Gutenburg Invents the Printing Press

    Johannes Gutenburg Invents the Printing Press
    Johannes creates it using replaceable metal or wooden letters. It opens a whole new doorway into the transmission of the arts, sciences, religions and events of relevance. Many broadcastings have been expressed through this medium. The printing press remained the standard until the 1900’s.
  • Period: Jul 11, 1450 to

    Broadcast Mediums

  • The first American newspaper is established, Publick Occurences in Boston.

    The first American newspaper is established, Publick Occurences in Boston.
    This was the first newspaper in the the North American colonies. It was actually illegal at the time because anything printed required a license from the governor, which the printer did not have. The British authorities didn’t want newspapers to exist in the colonies because they thought it created disobedience. They destroyed all copies of the newspaper, but one, which is housed in the British Library.
  • Rise of the Penny Press

    Rise of the Penny Press
    Penny press newspapers were cheap, tabloid-style papers produced in the United States during the mid-19th century. Mass production of inexpensive newspapers became possible following the shift from handcrafted to steam-powered printing. They were famous for costing 1 cent, while other papers costed 6 cents. Penny press papers were revolutionary by making the news accessible to working and middle class citizens for a reasonable price.
  • Invention of the Electric Telegraph

    Invention of the Electric Telegraph
    Developed by Samuel Morse and other inventors, the telegraph revolutionized long-distance communication. It worked by transmitting electrical signals over a wire laid between stations. This enabled people to transmit news more easily. The second message sent was "Have you any news?"
  • Invention of the Telephone

    Invention of the Telephone
    The telephone was invented by Alexander Graham Bell in 1876. This form of communication was a huge step in the advancement of technology. With the invention of the telephone came the ability to contact another person without having to travel long distances. This was a major step to relaying news to another human being.
  • Movie Camera Invention

    Movie Camera Invention
    Edison's laboratory was responsible for the invention of the Kinetograph (a motion picture camera) and the Kinetoscope (a peep-hole motion picture viewer). This was the very doorway to the future of today's T.V. news. Think of all the things that were recorded that you have seen on the news. It started here.
  • Marconi Sends Radio Message Across the Atlantic

    Marconi Sends Radio Message Across the Atlantic
    Italian physicist and radio pioneer Guglielmo Marconi succeeds in sending the first radio transmission across the Atlantic Ocean. he message--simply the Morse-code signal for the letter "s"--traveled more than 2,000 miles from Poldhu in Cornwall, England, to Newfoundland, Canada. This is the main element of radio broadcasting. Give it a few decades, and you have radio stations.
  • Reginald Fessenden Broadcasts His Voice

    Reginald Fessenden Broadcasts His Voice
    Technical terms aside, Fessenden experimented in the previous years with radio transmissions. On Christmas Eve of 1906, he succeeded in a clear quality. This broadcast was heard a few hundred miles away. This event sparked the fire known as radio broadcasting.
  • Invention of Television

    Invention of Television
    There is much dispute over the true inventor of television. Some credit the invention to Philo T. Farmsworth, others credit the invention to Paul Nipkow for his 1884 invention called the scanning disc. However, the first proposal of televion was in 1908. The television changed the world because events in areas from all over the world could be broadcasted and seen In the homes of millions of people, for its ability to rapidly spread news throughout the world.
  • Time, the first weekly news magazine is created.

    Time, the first weekly news magazine is created.
    Time was created by Briton Hadden and Henry Luce. The first issue was published on March 3, 1923. Joseph G. Cannon was featured on the cover, a retired Speaker of the United States House of Representatives. Its mission was to tell the news through public figures.
  • Invention of the Computer

    Invention of the Computer
    The computer was invented by Konrad Zuse in 1935-1938. Though it is a primitive version compared to what we have now, this invention was truly remarkable in his own time. The computer was the first way to digitally store data that was easily accessible, eventually developing into the high-tech machines we use today. With the internet, news can easily be broadcasted.
  • Invention of the Radio

    Invention of the Radio
    Rather than one person having invented the radio there have been numerous contributions over a period of almost 200 years. The radios we use today (AM and FM) are the ones I am referring to. In 1957 Sony launched the TR-63 which was a portable battery powered radio. The radio changed the world in the sense that it made it possible for a person's voice to be broadcasted across great distances
  • Invention of the Cellphone

    Invention of the Cellphone
    The Cell phone was invented by Dr. Martin Cooper in 1973. This version was quite large and bulky, had a low battery life and was more of an eye sore compared to the small, long lasting sleek phones we have now. This was the first time any person could contact one an other from almost any location, for its ability to allow us to make contact from virtually any location. Although the telephone is useful, this is wireless and quicker to relay news.
  • World Wide Web Created

    World Wide Web Created
    The World Wide Web was created in 1989 by Sir Tim Berners-Lee. Although the internet was created in the 1960's, the internet was released to the public in the 90's. Think of all the news you've received through the internet. Think of a day in which you haven't used the internet.
  • Facebook

    Facebook was invented by Mark Zuckerberg in 2004. Facebook was a radical new way to share information with your friends from hundreds of miles away. Facebook changed the way news was sent in the way that any information your friends had on themselves was available for easy access; therefore news was shared more socially.