In almost every act of our lives whether in the sphere of politics or business in our social conduct or our ethical thinking, we are dominated by the media.
Media is the plural of medium. The word medium (from Latin, in which it means, “the one in the middle”) can have different meanings in different contexts. In communications and technology it can mean a transmission medium, mass media, a recording medium, or interactive media.
Media can be used for a variety of purposes such as
advocacy, enrichment and education, entertainment, journalism, public
service announcements, personal, or artistic expression.
Some types of media include newpapers, magazines, film,
radio, television, World Wide Web, books, CDs, and DVDs.
Media literacy is defined as the ability to read, analyze,
and produce a communication in a variety of media forms
(television, print, radio, Web, etc.). Regarding media literacy
there are several topics to consider such as
For more information about the course at UMass Boston view the Media Literacy Syllabus.