medium, media, medias

medium, media, medias
These words refer to an agency, means, method, or instrument by which information and advertising may be made public. Such agencies and means include principally newspapers, magazines, radio and television broadcasting, and films. The singular is medium: "Television is an important medium for national advertisers." The plural is mediums and media: "In his campaign, the congressman used such media (or mediums) as spot announcements on radio and television and paid newspaper advertisements." It is nonstandard to refer to "a mass media such as television." Medium means "one method of mass communication." Media (or mediums) means "more than one method." Medias is an incorrect plural.

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