What's The Difference Between Print And Electronic Media?


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Print media refers to any form of communication that needs to be printed or inscribed on paper, whilst electronic media uses electrically-powered devices to transmit information.

What's print media?
The clue is in the name - the difference between print and electronic media is the type of medium involved in each category.

If you think about the various types of media that need to be printed, then the list is actually quite substantial.

Obviously, things like magazines and newspapers would be considered forms of print media, but even these terms can be further categorized into terms like 'broadsheet' and 'tabloid' (two types of newspaper).

It could be argued that print media first began with the advent of printing in China, some time around 220 AD - and it has continued being relevant to this very day. Electronic media, on the other hand, is a relatively-new invention.

What is electronic media?
Considering the light-bulb was only invented in 1870, electricity's impact on the way we communicate has been colossal.

Everything from telegraphy through to the e-book can be considered a form of electronic media (with radio, telephone, and television being some notable examples along the way).

As technology advances, the boundaries of electronic media stretch further and further, whilst print media becomes increasingly more stagnant.
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Main difference between print and electonic media: Electronic media process is very fast.
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Print media is the means of making infomation known by the use of books, catalogues, journals, magazine, newspapers, newsletters and the like.

Electronic media is through internet, T.V, radio and the like.
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Print media includes local media such as newspapers, books, magazines. Electronic media is on-line advertising.

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