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history of news
Transcript of history of news
Basic Facts About News
Back in since the stone age, there weren't any TVs, computers,
or phones. Well... there were TVs, computers and
phones, but they didn't deliver news like what th-
ey do now. How people delivered news back in
1960, was by newspaper, people, sea, animals,
letters and lots of other things. Different to the past,
now, we can get news from mobile phones, TVs,
online, and exectra...
9500BC, which is known as 11510 years ago, when Stone Age started, early humans, learnt to draw simple pictures called pictogram
on cave walls with sharp stones or pigments made out of chalk
Since Stone Age, drums were used to send news to a person from another. Also, codes were written on hollow logs or animal skins stretched over bronze or wooden drums. Today, the Larteh people Ghana still uses talking drums to deliver news between villages on festival days.
(Since the Stone Age)
During the 18th Century, a system of using flags called semaphore was invented.
Semaphore flags can send messages in 200km/15mins. But, messages that were sent by semaphores were only able to be sent by mouth or by messagers.
During ancient times, important news/announcements and other important things were mostly carved in stones, written on clay or wax tables. The news that were written on stone clay or wax were news about victories in battles.
17th Century AD
On 17th Century, Chinese invented paper and printing. Pages of texts were carved on to woodblocks and printed on to large sheets of paper. The woodblock printing were spread to Japan and korea also in the solk roads through Asia.
In 1622, group of printers around Europe began to exchange news with each other called weekly news. Weekly news included news, facts and gossip around Europe which was published for more than twenty years.
-News on stones-
radio in 1895
Radio was invented in 1895, discovered by discovery of 'radio waves'. By the radio, people overseas and in the country also got to hear news around the world easily and quickly but took few years to develop the radio and make it able to cast it overseas
-Radio in 1895-
Telephone in 1876
During 1870s, inventor Elisha Grey and Alexander Graham Bell invented telephone and was able to call people instantly then. Telephone slowly developed and it became to the telephone we're using at hime now.
Television in 1926
by Samuel Morse,
It was John Logie Baird, from Scotland , who first broadcasted sound and picures at the same time 1926. In 1936, the first television news service began in London, England. It transmitted to eighty kilometre radius and only 300 people had television sets.