Cracking Journalism’s Digital Code

September 6, 2013

Columbia Journalism School, founded a century ago to train generations of reporters, was only 7 years old when Pittsburgh’s KDKA made the first broadcast by a licensed radio station.

Its announcement that Warren Harding won the 1920 presidential election set off a cascade of changes in how news was delivered and consumed—and how it would be taught. Disruptions to the journalism business have occurred with regularity ever since. After radio came television, the death of afternoon newspapers, and the rise of cable and 24-hour television news.

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