Electronic media

Electronic media

Electronic media are media that utilize electronics or electromechanical energy for the end user (audience) to access the content. This is in contrast to static media (mainly print media), which are most often created electronically, but don't require electronics to be accessed by the end user in the printed form. The primary electronic media sources familiar to the general public are better known as video recordings, audio recordings, multimedia presentations, slide presentations, CD-ROM and Online Content. Most new media are in the form of digital media. However, electronic media may be in either analog or digital format.

Although the term is usually associated with content recorded on a storage medium, recordings are not required for live broadcasting and online networking.

Any equipment used in the electronic communication process (e.g. television, radio, telephone, desktop computer, game console, handheld device) may also be considered electronic media.

History of development


Electronic media are ubiquitous in most of the developed world. As of 2005, there are reports of satellite receivers being present in some of the most remote and inaccessible regions of China. Electronic media devices have found their way into all parts of modern life. The term is relevant to media ecology for studying it's impact compared to printed media and broadening the scope of understanding media beyond a simplistic aspect of media such as one delivery platform (e.g. the world wide web) aside from many other options. The term is also relevant to professional career development regarding related skill sets.

Primary uses of electronic media:

ee also

* Electracy
* Electromechanics
* Format war
* Electronic art

External links

* [http://www.wemfmedia.org/ The World Media Electronic Forum ]
* [http://www.nabshow.com/ NAB electronic media trade show]
* [http://www.nab.org/ National Association of Broadcasters]
* [http://earlyradiohistory.us/ Early history of radio in the U.S.]
* [http://www.radio-locator.com/ "Radio-Locator" search and links to over 10,000 radio station web pages and over 2500 audio streams from radio stations in the U.S. and around the world.]
* [http://www.mediamanagementcenter.org/ Media Management Center: Northwestern University's Media Research and Education Center]
* [http://www.mediainfocenter.org/ Media Info Center Presented by the Northwestern University Media Management Center]
* [http://www.edonus.com/syndicate/ Aspects of the Mass Media] . Short essay on the mass media; its history and development.

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