1863 Final day of the Battle of Gettysburg. In November, Abraham Lincoln will choose the site for his famous Gettysburg Address. Again, short is beautiful.
1886 First linotype machine comes in use, at the Chicago Tribune. A lot faster and less mistakes. Today, direct edition by reporters is even faster, but more mistakes.
2014 Last paid newspaper (New York Times) goes free distribution, both online and paper.
2030 Latest survey of journalism practitioners puts the number of people paid to produce news at 23,400,000 worldwide, but only 6,000 full-time. Most of them earn less than 5,000 Euros per year from that craft.