- June 1995 — WebTV, an early proponent of Internet television, is founded. (Microsoft will purchase the company in 1997.)
- July 1995 — The Amazon.com e-commerce Web site begins service. It was founded by Jeff Bezo a year earlier.
- Aug. 1995 — The Windows 95 operating system is released by Microsoft. This includes software for MSN and the Explorer Web browser.
- Sept. 1995 — The Navigator 2.0 Web browser is released by Netscape.
- Sept. 3, 1995 — The eBay online auction Web site is founded by Pierre Omidyar.
- “1995 AOL TV commercial.”
Posted on YouTube.
- “Celebrating 60 Years of Computing.”
ENIAC Museum, Univ. of Penn., Sept. 1995.
- Oct. 24, 1995 — The Federal Networking Council unanimously passes a resolution defining the term Internet.
- Specifications for the production of DVDs are finalized.
- “A Journalist’s Guide to the Internet.” AJR, Jan./Feb.1995.
- “Commercial Online Newspaper Services.” By Steve Outing, Feb. 26, 1995. (This document is posted on an Electronic Frontier Foundation archive page.)
April 19, 1995 –
“Oklahoma City Bombing
The potential of online journalism is observed when the world turns to the Internet for current information on the Oklahoma City bombing. Web sources include statements from the White House, photos of the damage, victim lists, and updated reports about the disaster.
Poynter’s Links to the News
“Getting on Boards
: Some Papers Choose a Time-Tested Alternative to the Internet and Big Online Services.” Presstime
, May 1995.
A few examples of new media sites launched during 1995:
- St. Petersburg Times, Sptimes.com,
- Slate Magazine,
- USA Today,
USA Today Online,
- The Guardian, (London)
- Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Online,
- The Age, (Australia)
- Lawrence Journal-World
- Die Welt, (Germany)
- Yomiuri Shimbun, (Japan)
- Washington Post,
- KHON-TV, (Honolulu, HI)
- Detroit News,
- Orlando Sentinel,
- Asahi Shimbun, (Japan)
- Boston Globe, Boston.com,
(El Paso, TX)
- Salon Magazine
- Denver Post,
- La Nacion, (Argentina)
- Star Tribune,
Star Tribune Online, 1995,
- Gainesville Sun, Sun.One,
- Richmond Times-Dispatch, Gateway Virginia,
1995, Service: Prodigy
- St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Post-Link,
1995, Service: Delphi
- The Arizona Republic
1995, Service: Internet
- The Times of London, (England)
1995, Service: Delphi
- WGBH-TV, (Boston)
- WRTV-TV, (Indianapolis)
- Le Monde, (France)
- The Jerusalem Post, (Israel) 1995
- The America Online dial-up service has 3,000,000 subscribers.
There are approximately 60 North American newspapers with sites on the Internet or dial-up services.