100 years ago today, Titanic sank off the coast of Newfoundland after hitting an iceberg. This was before technology like space travel, 24 hour television news coverage, satellites, and the internet. How did people of 1912 get the news that Titanic sank? It wasn't instantaneous like it is today - News was delayed, had wrong facts, newspaper offices posted bulletins and basically word of mouth. However the sinking of the Titanic was a turning point and changed the way news was covered.