What Is the Difference Between Print Media and Electronic Media?


Print media refers to anything that is available in printed form, like newspapers and books. Electronic media include any form that can be accessed by an electronic device and include radio, television shows and media on the Internet.

The main difference between print media and electronic media is that print media tends to retain its form. A purchased book stays the same in terms of information throughout its life. In contrast, electronic media changes. The type of media that can be read with an electronic device changes, but the media itself can also change. People can edit videos, songs and even texts, and viewers can then read the new forms. Electronic media is a lot more adaptable as a result. It’s also much easier to disseminate electronic media quickly. Printing books and magazines takes time, but uploading a news story that happened just a few minutes ago may only take a few minutes. This means that electronic media formats are often preferred for news reporting because the news stories can be the most current. They can come out as the events actually unfold in real time. Print media options like physical magazines and newspapers are on the decline, and they may vanish entirely in the future.