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AP Photo/Frank Franklin II

This Tuesday, April 3, 2012, photo shows index cards from The Associated Press Corporate Archive in New York listing stories written by the wire service about the Titanic. It was a news story that would change the news. From the moment that a brief Associated Press dispatch relayed the wireless distress call _ "Titanic ... reported having struck an iceberg. The steamer said that immediate assistance was required" _ reporters and editors scrambled. In ways that seem familiar today, they adapted a dawning newsgathering technology and organized saturation coverage and managed to cover what one authority calls "the first really, truly international news event where anyone anywhere in the world could pick up a newspaper and read about it."

Gallery: Titanic 100 year anniversary

Apr. 13, 2012 @ 06:23 PM

The Titanic sunk on April 15, 1912, and has remained a famous incident in world history ever since.

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