20th Century Media

Media History Timeline II

As you can imagine media developments took off almost like wild fire in the 20th century. Take a look at these examples:
1901 – Guglielmo Marconi sends and receives radio message across the Atlantic
1900s – Muckraking magazines
1906 – Reginald Fessenden broadcasts voice
1911 – Newsreels begin
1920 – First radio stations in U.S. and Canada
1920s – “Jazz Journalism” tabloids
1922 – Reader’s Digest magazine founded
1933 – Eleanor Roosevelt insists on women-only press conferences (“the Roosevelt Rule”)
1934 – Federal Communications Commission (FCC) established
1936 – England is first country with regular TV broadcasts
1936 – Life magazine debuts
1942 – John H. Johnson starts Negro Digest; would later found Ebony and Jet
1950s – “Golden Age of Television”
To read Media History Timeline I , click here.
Thank you University of Idaho for this list.

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