Have you ever actually wondered who the media is? Sure we are exposed to the radio, television, newspaper everyday, but is there something beyond that? On PR Squared I found a posting that discussed who exactly the media is composed of. The reason you use media is to get information, hopefully creditable information. The media uses the Internet to relay their information to a bigger audience by posting videos and articles, etc. Where does the line stop on who is a medium? What I am trying to get at is, are bloggers a medium? Bloggers are credible most of the time. Bloggers are people who are passionate about a certain topic and they research their information and have strong opinions on each topic they discuss. It is hard not to fall into their opinions and agree with them, the passion grabs you and sometimes makes you take part in their point of view. I wonder if at one point bloggers will become a main part of a legitimate way to collect information. Of course there are different types of bloggers, but there is also different types of news sources that might not be considered media exactly. It is just weird to look into the future to see how things can possibly change in the world and the way we obtain information and use it, as well as how we classify it in our lives.
October 9, 2008
Who is part of the media?