Frequently Asked Questions

What is Newsmedia?

The news media are those elements of the mass media that focus on delivering news to the general public or a target public. These include print media (newspapers, newsmagazines), broadcast news (radio and television), and more recently the Internet (online newspapers, news blogs, Social Media etc.).

What is Mass media?

Mass media are the means through which information is transmitted to a large audience. This includes newspapers, television, radio, and more recently the Internet. Those who provide news and information, and the outlets for which they work, are known as the news media.

What is print media?

 Print media is a type of media that is distributed in a printed form Print media is anything that is in print, to inform the public. Some good examples of this are magazines, newspapers, some books and some journals. People also refer to print media simply with the term "press;" it's an intermediate communicative channel aiming at reaching a large number of people. Print media is the catch-all term covering news delivery systems that are on paper–magazines, books and newspapers. Until radio and TV became popular in the 20th century, print media had a monopoly on news, but by the time the century closed, a new medium–the Internet–loomed as a new threat.

 What is Newspapers?

Johann Gutenberg invented the movable-type printing press in the early 1400s, and by 1609, the first newspaper appeared in Germany. By colonial times in the New World, newspapers became the favorite way to get news to the masses quickly and cheaply. In the mid-1970s, as the Washington Post reported news that brought down the Nixon Administration, journalism enjoyed a renaissance as new college students thought of the possibilities of a journalistic career.

What is Magazines and Books?

Magazines and books moved toward a more specialized audience, offering more in-depth coverage of an issue for those who wanted it. Magazines targeted their audiences, from the literary Atlantic and New Yorker to special-interest trade publications. Books enjoyed even more specialized markets, ranging from commercial fiction to history, biographies and philosophy.

Are Print Media Dying?

In the 1950s, the Kansas City Star went into 90 percent of area homes; 50 years later, it's in less than 40 percent. Meanwhile, two-newspaper cities such as Denver and Seattle are becoming one-newspaper cities. Conde Nast has been closing down several well-known magazines. But while the Web is capturing most of newspapers' business, the practice of journalism is alive and well online. A number of print journalists found new tools and a new audience in blogging and other online media. Readers are finding digital versions of their favorite books online, and ebook readers are enjoying considerable growth among bibliophiles. Towards the end of the 20th century, the sentence "press is dead" was found among many media panels around the world. In the 21st century, the development of Internet, electronic news and online publications have shown us that people resort to electronic media to gather information. However, reality indicates that although people read daily news online and check blogs and websites for information, they flock to the press stands when they want to hold news in their hands and want to read something they trust.