A look back at the inventions, individuals and publications that shaped mass media and the mass communication industry.
- Students will understand the importance of the various inventions, historical figures and terms that shaped journalism history.
- Students will research various entities of journalism history.
- Students will demonstrate understanding of their subject and its impact on journalism.
- Students will guide learning of classmates through presentations surrounding their selected subject.
- What is the historical context surrounding my invention, historical figure and/or term?
- How did my subject impact the progression of journalism in the United States?
- The following historical figures, inventions and terms are all related to the history of journalism in our country. Working with ONE partner, each group will conduct brief research on two different figures, inventions, and/or terms. You should gather enough information to be able to put together at least TWO, but no more than FOUR PowerPoint slides, on each of your selected subjects. Please pay close attention to dates surrounding your subject as we will place all items on a time line at the conclusion of all presentations.
Samuel F.B. Morse
John Peter Zenger
Henry J. Raymond/George Jones
Tinker v. Des Moines
Woodward & Bernstein
Henry R. Luce
The Associated Press
Hazelwood v. Kuhlmeier
William Randolph Hearst