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Transcript of Journalism History
Dr.Lee DeForest devoted his life to the development of media and technology. He studied the telegraph for ten years but was frustrated by the limitations. In 1906, he made improvements in vacuum tubes. By 1907 he had invented an arc-based radiotelephone transmitter and Audio receiver, and he was writing about the idea of sending music to the public wirelessly. In 1911 Joseph Pulitzer gives two million dollars to the university of Columbia to start a journalism program. This will start the Pulitzer Prize. The first newscast on radio was in 1916 by Deforest himself. This completely changed the world of journalism forever, due to this new technologies would soon appear. In 1917 the Pulitzer Prize will be awarded for the first time for achievements in journalism, music and literature. This prize will greatly affect the journalism field by adding prestige. In 1920 regular daily programs began in Detroit. The conditions were not near to those of today though. The radio signal only reached 100 miles away at top. By: Henok and Jerome In 1923 the American Society of Newspaper Editors create a list of ethics or rules for ideal journalism. These rules would show how journalists should report the news and act towards the news. In 1926 the National Broadcasting Company was established (NBC). In the beginning of the company it had 22 station in the east to Midwest. NBC used many famous people in their broadcasts costing the over 50,000 dollars in one of the broadcasts. This radio station was still successful because of advertising. In 1927 the Columbia Broadcasting system was formed (CBS). On September 18, 1927 CBS had it’s first broadcast.
The radio act was established in 1927. This act made the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) which controls radio and television. In 1980, Ted Turner starts the Cable News Network otherwise known as CNN. This will be a major network in journalism. Sources Thank You http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/255892/Benjamin-Harris
http://www.timetoast.com/timelines/30589 In the late 1860’s and early 1870’s the invention of the typewriter was developing. The typewriter was theorized by many different people. The typewriter would change how news was made forever.