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Evolution of Media Timeline
30 Sep 2017
The era began in 1789 with the founding of the Gazette of the United States. This was considered to be the first newspaper founded as an official outlet for political parties
only 35 newspapers
Newspapers had to survive the 1798 Sedition Act of president John Adams
This era was when news editors received patronage from political parties. They were in the form of government printing contracts. Editors were given a sense of power in society.
Editors printed speeches of major national and state political leaders as well as significant government documents.
The Popular press is a type of journalism that is cheap but has a mass circulation.
Tabloids became a popular concept.
1927: The invention of the first tv. This was an easier way to access news and stay up to date with political topics
1920: Radios broke the popularity of newspapers
The telephone played a similar role as the radio. It relayed messages to people across the country.
People now live in a "three minute world." Thanks to television, many news sources make sure each story is no longer than three minutes. People usually don't pay attention too long. MTV does this
Social media has a big impact on a persons bias towards something. Many millennials use twitter, so most of opinions are more liberal on that platform of media.
younger generations get more of their information online, so journalists write in favor of their beliefs. CNN continues to be a popular news outlet
I believe that the next era will involve everything with technology. I don't think there will be any more printed newspapers and everything will transfer over to our smart phones.
June 1st, 1980, Ted Turner launched CNN. This was the first 24-hour cable news show.
The first Presidential press conference ( March 1913)
1898: the beginning of Yellow Journalism. This is a type of journalism that is based off of crude exaggeration.
Party Press (1790-1860)
Modern Media (1900-2001)
Post modern media (2001-present)
The New Era (future prediction)
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