Types of Broadcast Media
The term broadcast media is really a broad range term that is used to describe a number of media outlets. The broad definition of broadcast media in any media that is able to be broadcasted over airwaves, sound waves or through the Internet. It generally has to do with moving objects or sound clips. Here’s a look at the various types of broadcast media that are available to consumers all over the world.
Radio. Radio is the oldest and most basic form of broadcast media. It has been in existence for over 100 years and has allowed people to broadcast the news from coast-to-coast and internationally. Today, radio has diminished in the amount of users but is still a very vital form of broadcast media.
TV. TV is the most common form of broadcast media. TV allows users to get the news in a quicker format as well as the visually the new stories and localized events that are being portrayed through this media outlet. TV news and journalism has quickly started to take over for radio.
Internet Journalism. The Internet has quickly started to evolve as a form of broadcast media. TV and radio stations have started to adapt to the Internet and are starting to use it as a way to get to a wide range of viewers. It is believed that the Internet has actually replaced print newspapers and magazines. The Internet combines the best of radio and TV in broadcast journalism and allows people to get a customized view of the world news, national news and local news. Many experts debate whether Internet journalism and media should actually be considered a former broadcast journalism or if it should be considered a separate form of journalism.