Young Media Critics, a show that examines media with globally fresh youthful views. Youthfulness has no age barrier and according various sources “young is to be in the process of growth.”
MEDIA is the plural of the word MEDIUM which are ways, methods or systems of communication. MEDIA includes radio, television, film, business flyers, postcards, bill boards. We talk about these and the many more forms of MEDIA. Please join us as we grow and learn more about Media. It is not a show to bash media.
We are an internet radio show to educate people about various forms of medium or media (which is the plural of medium) Media makes up the system of communication.
Young Media Critics examine words and definitions which are the parts of media. When people listen to Young Media Critics they learn more about media and get to understand better the media messages that surround them every day. They become educated consumers and knowledgeable citizens in this global world.
I’ll Have a Medium, Please” Medium – plural Media is all around you!
On the last two episodes we introduced Media Literacy 5 Key Questions and 5 Core Concepts. We receive a couple of emails asking us to really define Medium. So just as a truck gives a signal when it is backing up. BEEP, BEEP, BEEP - “I’ll have a Medium, Please” is backing up to pick you up. We are going to have a medium - one at a time! –
While some people think the history of something is not important, Young Media Critics see the history of media as very important.
The beginnings of media started with oral communication. Passing information from one individual or group of individuals to another. Mass media started evolving as early as 3300 B.C., when they Egyptians perfected hieroglyphics. This writing system was based on symbols. Later in 1500 B.C., the Semites devised an alphabet with consonants. It was around 800 B.C. that vowels were introduced into the alphabet by the Greeks. In 540 B.C. a public library was established in Athens.
So fast forward to around the year 1450 and the invention of the Gutenberg press. Johannes Gutenberg created a printing press that had replaceable and moveable wooden or metal letters. This made it easier to print books and books become available to the masses. Prior to this, only the religious leaders and the elite of society had access to the written word. The term “mass media” was coined with the creation of print media, which is notable for being the first example of mass media, as we use the term today.
Medium – can you define it? What is it?
Medium - Origin 1575-85; < Latin: the middle, noun use of neuter of medius middle, middle of. Medium of course over time has several meanings.
When we work at defining words it could be like peeling an onion. It reminds me of a story I heard from a friend who told me when he was in the Army, he had to peel hundreds of onions. Peeling these onions caused his eyes to tear. An officer who thought he was being helpful suggested that he put on goggles. The goggles did not solve the problem, it got worst. He told me he never remembered getting to the heart of an onion. We are going to keep peeling off the layers of MEDIUM and work at getting to the core of Communication.
What comes to your mind when you hear “MEDIUM?