|The front page of the New York Times on April 16, 1912, tells the story of the Titanic’s sinking in the north Atlantic.|
The ‘story of the century’ brought newsrooms to life
Titanic disaster changed the way events were covered
In the midst of a Sunday night somnolence in New York newsrooms at a little after midnight on April 15, 1912, no one knew that, 1,000 miles away, the “story of the century’’ was breaking - news that would change so many things, including news coverage itself. At that moment, off the coast of Newfoundland, the Titanic was two hours from sinking.