An updated timeline of journalism in a digital age.
Early last year I updated my timeline of journalism events in a digital age and I thought it was time to take a look and see what needed to be added.
So I’ve updated it including the following:
I’m sure there are more and I’m sure that there are some that aren’t so US centric so I’d love to hear your views on what should be included.
Steve Matthewson Head of Business Professional Networks at The Guardian suggested including the closure of the News of the world. I’d considered it but it didn’t feel ‘digital’ enough. However, Steve makes a good point.
@digidickinson True. I've always considered notw part of the digital era because mobile phone tech made the hacking possible.— Steve Matthewson (@stevematthewson) August 28, 2014
So I’ve included it!
Twitter user @sms2sms suggested a number of inclusions, including Flash!
I thought that was a great idea. Even if it was there as a motivation for people to create an alternative, I think Flash has shaped the way we tell multimedia stories online. So it’s in.@sms2sms also suggested Rocketboom, another good idea that’s now in.
American Univ Journo prof Andrew Lih offered:
I’d never heard of NCN, but remember the later ‘clicks and morter’ attempts later on. This is a gem of an example and well worth an inclusion. Also worth a read is John C. Speer’s disseration on the subject.