|The first newspapers emerge in Europe (1605), and the Americas (1690). Publications are highly partisan and controlled by the government.
|The invention of the steam powered press allows for the production of cheaper, mass-circulated newspapers. Independence from political parties begins.
|This period is characterized by sensationalism and scandal-mongering used to attract readers. Led to a rise in investigative journalism.
|Rise of Broadcast Journalism
|With the invention of radio (and later television), news is now broadcast to larger audiences. Journalism is brought into the era of instant reporting.
|This era represents a backlash against the sensationalism of yellow journalism, and sees a rise in investigative reports that expose social issues and political corruption.
|Rise of Cable and Internet News
|News agencies experience technological advancements with the rise of 24-hour cable news and the internet. The turn of the century sees a rapid increase in online journalism.
|2000s – Present
|Social Media and Citizen Journalism
|Social media platforms and smartphones democratize information sharing. This broadens the way news is collected, disseminated, consumed, and engaged with.