History of Science Journalism

1870-1920: Wall 4

1870-1920: Wall 4

The right wall features furnishings with objects.

There is also a mirror on the wall where a video of a journalist may be viewed.

Following is the video scenario

Image Description
Science journalist of item that speaks directly to the Internet: Board 1 A science journalist from 1870 speaks directly to the viewer. He is in a room representative of 1870. He has a huge mustache and is wearing a top hat. He is dressed in a black outfit and white shirt.
Oh, it's you! Phew, I thought it was my boss!
Science journalist of item that speaks directly to the Internet: Board 2 I have to submit an article to him on the creation of the science faculty at the Université de Montréal.
Science journalist of item that speaks directly to the Internet: Board 3 Well, not to worry, I still have time before the deadline.
Science journalist of item that speaks directly to the Internet: Board 4 You've guessed right: I'm a journalist. I work for the newspaper La Presse in Montréal. It is the most important French-language daily newspaper in Canada.
Science journalist of item that speaks directly to the Internet: Board 5 The Star, another Montréal newspaper, is the most popular English-language newspaper.
Science journalist of item that speaks directly to the Internet: Board 6 A science journalist from 1870 speaks directly to the viewer. He is in a room representative of 1870. The room fades way to a photo of Hugh Graham.
Hugh Graham, the owner of the Star, uses his newspaper to promote hygiene and public health. It's true that the living conditions of many people in the city are not very good.
Science journalist of item that speaks directly to the Internet: Board 7 A science journalist from 1870 speaks directly to the viewer. He is in a room representative of 1870.
Since 1885, epidemics of smallpox, tuberculosis and the Spanish Flu have claimed thousands of victims in Quebec!
Science journalist of item that speaks directly to the Internet: Board 8 A science journalist from 1870 speaks directly to the viewer. He is in a room representative of 1870. The room fades away to a photo of Clément-Arthur Dansereau.
But here at La Presse, our editor-in-chief, Clément-Arthur Dansereau, prefers to talk about scientific and technical innovations, especially in medicine and nutrition.
Science journalist of item that speaks directly to the Internet: Board 9 A science journalist from 1870 speaks directly to the viewer. He is in a room representative of 1870.
It is said that he was one of the first journalists to cover regularly science in a Canadian newspaper. Hats off to him!
Science journalist of item that speaks directly to the Internet: Board 10 Speaking of newspapers during our era, most are no longer associated with a political party.
Science journalist of item that speaks directly to the Internet: Board 11 This means that more time is now spent covering information and current events. For us, this translates into more reporting.
Science journalist of item that speaks directly to the Internet: Board 12 What I really find amazing is that the train and electric tramway make it possible to arrive at the scene of an event much faster.
Science journalist of item that speaks directly to the Internet: Board 13 Telegraph lines link the entire continent. Radiotelegraphy allows press agencies to provide us with international news in less than 24 hours.
Science journalist of item that speaks directly to the Internet: Board 14 Photo of an old telephone from the beginning of the 20th Century.
And we now benefit from a marvellous invention known as the telephone!
Science journalist of item that speaks directly to the Internet: Board 15 A science journalist from 1870 speaks directly to the viewer. He is in a room representative of 1870.
Newspapers have more pages too, see? This is because businesses are buying space for their advertising!
Science journalist of item that speaks directly to the Internet: Board 16 Advertising is the lifeblood of the press industry.
Science journalist of item that speaks directly to the Internet: Board 17 On the other hand, the trade of journalist or writer is still a hard one: we work long hours for low wages...
Science journalist of item that speaks directly to the Internet: Board 18 However, the fact remains that I have the chance to cover current scientific breakthroughs and news on a fairly regular basis.
Science journalist of item that speaks directly to the Internet: Board 19 This leads to me to exchange with professors and researchers in several fields such as botany, geology and medicine. It's pretty interesting!
Science journalist of item that speaks directly to the Internet: Board 20 In the past 20 years, I have witnessed the modernization of our universities. Leading scientists are found primarily in English-language settings like McGill University in Montréal.
Science journalist of item that speaks directly to the Internet: Board 21 But several science professors at the Université Laval in Québec are also renowned for their research work. Many give conferences and write articles for newspapers and magazines.
Science journalist of item that speaks directly to the Internet: Board 22 Old newspaper press
Indeed, the popular press in interested in scientific discoveries, technical innovations and improvements that science brings to our lives.
Science journalist of item that speaks directly to the Internet: Board 23 A science journalist from 1870 speaks directly to the viewer. He is in a room representative of 1870.
In fact, our articles invite readers to join the great march on progress!
Science journalist of item that speaks directly to the Internet: Board 24 Ha! My text needs to progress too!
I'm sorry to have to leave you like this, but I must complete my article.
See you soon!

Following is a list of objects:

Image Description
Clock

Clock

Dimensions: 35 cm x 15,5 cm

Year: 1914
NAC: 1992.3421

Collection of Musée de la civilisation

Dictaphone

Dictaphone

Photo of a dictaphone Materials: wood, metal, plastic, fibre, paint. Dimensions: 40 cm x 42 cm x 30 cm

Year: Beginning of the 20th Century
NAC: 1993.13292

Collection of Musée de la civilisation

Phonograph and phonograph cylinder

Phonograph and phonograph cylinder

National Phonograph Co. 86-862 phonograph Materials: metal, iron brass, steel, aluminium, wood, rubber, paint, skin, leather. Dimensions : 41 cm x 31 cm x 32 cm 1993.13689.1-2 cylindre de phonographe:Matériaux : plastique, celluloïde, Dimensions : 10.5 cm x 6 cm

Year: Around 1905
NAC: 86-862 , 1993.13689.1.2

Collection of Musée de la civilisation

Code transmitter-receiver, recorder

Code transmitter-receiver, recorder

88-837 code transmitter : Materials: wood, metal, fibre, plastic. Dimensions : 9 cm x 18 cm x 14 cm. 1993.13473-2 Code recorder: Materials: wood, metal, fibre. Dimensions: 22 cm x 28 cm x 13 cm

Year: End of the 19th Century
NAC: 88-837 , 1993.13473.2

Collection of Musée de la civilisation