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Why is the news called the media?

  1. peoplepower73 profile image93
    peoplepower73posted 14 months ago

    Why is the news called the media?

    Many years ago, the significant events of the day were called the news. In one hour, the news casters presented the news as close to the facts as they could after verification for truthfulness.   Today, the news is called the media and news outlets.   Now we have 24 hour echo chambers containing talk show hosts and opinion panels. They are divided into liberal and conservative camps.  Liberal news is called main stream media, and lame stream media.  Conservative news includes fox news, Breitbart and Alt Right.  There is even a third category called fake news.  No wonder the country is divided,

  2. peachpurple profile image81
    peachpurpleposted 14 months ago

    i guess that news is easily found in other media forms such as facebook, twitter, cellphones, internet.

    no one relies on tv to get news now

  3. jackclee lm profile image82
    jackclee lmposted 14 months ago

    The answer is simple. The reason they are referred to as media is because News comes in all formats. There is newspaper, TV network news, news magazines, Cable news channels, and blogs on the internet...
    The term media is a short form to refer to these outlets.
    It does not explain the type of media we do have which is your last reference. There is main street media (which consist of the traditional ABC, CBS and NBC, and the New York Times and Washington Post... then there is Cable news such as CNN and FOX and MSNBC... which traditionally does not get the same numbers of viewers and readers.
    Finally there is fake news like the Onion and the Daily Show and other commentary shows where the audience is being misled in the name of satire or parody...ala SNL.
    It is shame how the news media have been perverted in recent years. They have forsaken their responsibility to keep tabs on the powerful elected officials. The prime example was Watergate. Today, we have a Bill Clinton that has disgraced himself and the office of the President and the media portrays him as the great politician of all times and his popularity is in the high 60% range? why? His many scandals including the sex and the money with the Clinton Foundation is a sham.
    If you want to blame this sad state of America, on the top of this list would be a dishonest media.

    1. MizBejabbers profile image89
      MizBejabbersposted 14 months agoin reply to this

      Most of what you say is true, but the people themselves have demanded it. When news ratings began to fall, sensationalism was discovered as a way to win them back. The keyword is "ratings".

  4. dianetrotter profile image71
    dianetrotterposted 14 months ago

    It is a mechanism for transmission or communication.  Medium - singular  Media - plural

    There are multiple ways to communicate.