Business journalism is one of the most fascinating aspects of media in recent years as it has documented such well-known corporate scandals as Enron, WorldCom, Adelphia Communications, HealthSouth and Tyco.

Yet business journalism’s history is much more than just these recent scandals. It dates back to some of the most important events in the history of the United States – and the entire world.

Browse through this timeline of important events in business journalism history and learn more about the significance of the field.