An electronic medium is a medium that is received and reproduced electronically . Increasingly, the messages transmitted are encoded digitally . In this case, the term “ digital media ” is also used. Purely conceptually, a distinction must be made between the medium as a carrier of content ( information medium / communication medium ) and media content itself.
The term “electronic media” developed in the 20th century as a synonym for radio and television (radio media). In the meantime, the term has been expanded, as modern electronic media such as the Internet, PC and all mobile applications enable the simultaneous production, transmission and reception of content.
List of electronic media (examples)
Electronic media include:
- Electronic journal
- Electronic newspaper
- Internet newspaper
- Bernd Holznagel [and a.]: Electronic media. Development and need for regulation . Munich: Vahlen, 2008. ISBN 978-3-8006-3573-3
- Ulrich Dolata , Jan-Felix Schrape : Internet, Mobile Devices and the Transformation of Media. Radical change as gradual reconfiguration. Berlin: Edition Sigma 2012, ISBN 978-3836035880 .