Mass Media started evolving when the Egyptians perfected the hieroglyphics. Later in 1500 B.C. , the Semites devised the alphabet.
Colonial Era and Early Republic Era
1600 - 1800
First newspaper published in Europe.
Printing books and pamphlets increases.
Telegraph Era and the start of Industrial Revolution
1800 - 1900
First telegraphy and transatlantic cable .
Telephone and phonograph was invented.
Congress gives discount on postal rates and establishes Government Printing Office.
Introduces photographs in National Geographic.
Industrial Era and The Golden Ages of Radio,TV, and Movies
1900 - 1960
Photographic film was invented, the film developed and introduced photographs in National Geographic.
Print Media lost popularity when television and radio was invented.
Microphones was invented.
First television transmission.
Audiotape was developed.
Cold War Decade
1960 - 1970
Rise of FM Radio.
Olympic Games were televised .
Audio-cassettes were introduced.
Satellite telephone and TV signals.
Neil Armstrong's walk on the moon was televised globally.
Social Issues Decade
1970 - 1980
Microprocessor and Email was developed.
VCRs were introduced.
TV addressed social issues.
HBO up-linked to satellite.
Cable Television Decade
1980 - 1990
Colour television was invented.
First online newspaper.
Hypertext links to Web.
CDs were introduced.
Microsoft Windows launched, as well as Compaq laptop.
1990 - 2000
Rise of radio talk, as well as independent film.
Web expands online news.
Direct Broadcast Satellite launched, as well as Microsoft Internet Explorer.
DVDs replace VHS format.
News blogs were introduced.
Age of Media Convergence
2000 - 2019
Rise of cell phone use and technology.
instant message services.
TV standard changes to digital.
Satellite radio launched.
Daily news updates.
YouTube and Google launched.