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Unformatted text preview: nd long sounds, representing letters, which spelled words, that might signal, for instance, That a ship had hit an iceberg and was sinking. 1898
Broadcast journalism was born.
The word ‘broadcasting’ was a farming term.
Farmers ‘broad cast’ their seeds by flinging them through the air over a wide area. 1898
Marconi’s wireless company provided minute – by – minute coverage of a boat race the Kingstown Regatta. Wireless Telegraphy. Morse Code. No voices. Tiny audience.
But “it was news, and it was heard over the air.” 1901 – The First Voice Broadcast
1901 – The First Voice Broadcast
Was made by: Reginald Fessenden in his Pittsburgh laboratory. His ‘Christmas Surprise’ came five years later. 1906 –On Christmas Eve he broadcast music and poetry – and was heard by the wireless operator of the S.S. Kroonland 1909 – First Regularly Scheduled News 1909 – First Regularly Scheduled News Reports W...
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