Why is Media NOT a New Idea?

In class, we reflected on the apps which we use the most on our mobile phones. For me, it was between social media apps and news apps. I then chose to further investigate the history of news reporting and presented my findings via a timeline in an infographic. Through this, I discovered that there have been many advancements of news reporting, all of which are still relevant today. Beginning with word of mouth, to newspapers and printing, to motion pictures and radio, television, and then apps and websites. Through these changes of news reporting throughout the years, there have been more opportunities for journalism-related professions, as well as enabling more studies dedicated to news and media.

As seen through the example of news reporting, media is not a new idea, it has just expanded to different forms. Technological advancements have transformed the ways news can be reported, as it is just a different platform to communicate globally. The content presented stays the same. Media are the ways or tools which we use so we can communicate or deliver information or data. The ways which we choose to use media is then relevant to time and situation.

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