السبت، 31 أكتوبر، 2009

TimeLine

59 B.C.
Earliest recorded newspaper, Acta Diurna , is published in Rome to inform the public about important social and political happenings.

1447
German inventor Johan Gutenberg invented a mechanical way of making books. The printing press was the first example of mass book production.

1532
Freedom of Press laws were first passed in the Commonwealth of nations

1766
The world's first Freedom of the Press Act was introduced in Sweden

1790
Newspapers grew in numbers during the Revolutionary war where most of them were siding with colonies or with the crown. This period marked the beginning of the political press

1844
Samuel Morse invented the telegraph and the code used by it. The invention of the telegraph in 1844 transformed print media. Now information could be transferred within a matter of minutes, allowing for more timely, relevant reporting.

1920 - 1890
The period known as the “golden age” of print media. Media Barons William Randolph Hearst, Joseph Pulitzer, and Lord Northcliffe built huge publishing empires. These men had enormous influence within the media industry.

1994
First independent online daily that appears on the World Wide Web.

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