What Are the Different Types of Media?

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The different types of media can be broken down into two categories: print and broadcast. The Internet is also emerging as a type of media, as more and more people are getting their news from the Internet.

Print media includes newspapers, magazines and other types of publications. Print is the oldest type of media, and many people still use this type for their news. The second media type, broadcast, includes radio and television and has been increasing in use since the 1950s, though there has been a growing tendency toward cable news shows in recent decades. Finally, Internet blogs and websites are quickly emerging as viable news sources as more and more people seek these out online.