Timeline of Jacob A. Riis’ time as a reporter

1873 – Employed by the New York News Association press agency.
1874 – Reporter and later editor of the South Brooklyn News.
1874 – Purchases the South Brooklyn News.
1877 – Police reporter at the New York Tribune.
1888 – Gets articles printed through the Associated Press press agency.
1889 – Police reporter at The Evening Sun.
1889 – Gets the article How The Other Half Lives printed in Scribner’s Magazine.
1889 – Is encouraged to turn the article into a book.
1890 – Publishes the book How The Other Half Lives.
1901 – Riis devotes himself to his lectures and books.