The Media and Information Sources: Traditional media as primary source of information

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Traditional media as primary source of information


Traditional media

Print, radio and television-was initially invented as a means of mass communication with the purpose to inform. Print can be traced back to ancient record keeping intended to teach the next generation about their history and practices. Radio was developed from one place to another. Television, despite being invented for commercial purposes, incorporated educational materials in their early programming.



The library as source of information

The library in its most traditional sense is defined by the Merriam- Webster’s dictionary as a place where books, magazines and other materials (such as videos and musical recordings) are available for people to use or borrow. Since it hosts a collection of information materials, this is a place where people go –or at least used to go- for research or to simply read.


The Internet as source of information

Abundance, availability, and accessibility are the three key aspects of Internet as a source of information. The World Wide Web has considerably grown from its introduction in 1991. As of the writing of the book, Internet Live Stats has reported over a billion of registered websites.

Indeed, it is impossible to run out of content from the web of information known as the Internet. Experts, scientists, professionals, intellectuals, have pooled their works and resources together in cyberspace. By allowing the free flow of information from different sources, the Internet has made information available to all.

The existence of wireless connection and mobile gadgets made access to the Internet easier and ever present. All these three combined accounts for Internet’s reputation as the leading source of information in the digital age.