The History of Mass Media

Timeline created by Jess53
  • Jan 1, 1440

    Invention of Printing Press

    Invention of Printing Press
    Johannes Gutenberg invented the printing press that was used up until the 20th century.
  • Motion Pictures/ Cinema

    Motion Pictures/ Cinema
    The first commerical exhibition of motion pictures was given in New York City using 10 Kinetoscopes.
  • First Commercial Radio Broadcast

    First Commercial Radio Broadcast
    Radio station KDKA in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania produced the first commercially recognized radio broadcast.
  • TIME Magazine

    TIME Magazine
    Briton Hadden and Henry Luce created the first weekly magazine in the United States.
  • Television

    Television
    Philo Farnsworth is credited with inventing the current system of television.
  • First Satellite

    First Satellite
    Soviet Russia launched Sputnik 1; the first artificial satellite to be put in orbit. Satellites are used for a number of things including communication, military, weather, and research.
  • First Laptop

    First Laptop
    Adam Osborne developed the Osborne 1 which was considered to be the first actually portable laptop (it still weighed 24 pounds though).
  • Smartphones

    IBM Simon was the first "smartphone" invented. It had a touchscreen and some familiar features like calendar and game functions.
  • Facebook

    Facebook
    Mark Zukerberg launched what is today's leading social networking site.
  • Youtube

    Youtube
    Steven Chen, Chad Hurley, and Jawed Karim invented YouTube which is used to upload, view, and share videos worldwide.