The word media is actually derivative from the plural form of ‘medium’ and describes any channel of communication! This can include printed paper to digital data and encompasses news, educational content and other forms of information.
Making up a great deal modern communications, digital media is comprised of intricately encoded signals that get transmitted over different forms of both physical and virtual media, such as fibre optic cable or computer networks.
The information industry is considered one of the most important economic sectors, and there are different kinds of this type of service and many different ways to classify them! There are companies which produce information and sell it in the form of services, and media products such as television programmes, movies and books make up most of the information goods. Information industries can also include things to do with sensation, such as restaurants and amusement parks.
The communications industry is concerned with conveying information. It covers areas such as television, radio broadcasting, telegraphs, publishing, advertising, telecommunications, computer databases, public relations and many more.
Mass communication, an alias for the communications industry, dates way back to the printing of press in the 15th century. It allowed the wide distribution of information inexpensively to a large number of people. Between the 16th and 19th century, improved roads and faster ships meant news could spread much farther and at a faster rate.
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