Media nowadays is considered a window for learning and is also considered to be
our main window to the world. Media has evolved from simple text in papers, to voices in
radios, to voices with pictures in television and movies, to the very broad and information
packed Internet. But as we all know, media has changed and evolved since then.
Media then was primarily used to deliver news across the town and to beef up the
people with the information they need for their everyday life. Then, newspaper was the
only form of media until radio came into the picture. When radio came it became the most
popular form of media. Then when television was born, it replaced radios and people turn
to television for sources of information. But before the end of the millennium, Internet was
born. Internet is now the most popular form of media not only to youngsters but also to
adults because of its diversity and usefulness.
As kinds of media evolve, contents also evolve. From recorded news to live news
via a satellite. From simple text to attractive graphics. From variety shows to teen
oriented programs. Media has changed a lot since it started.
II. Kinds of Media
The fossils found in American garbage dumps clearly show the evolution of the
radio into the television set. Layers of fossil garbage from the WWI era (10 million
years ago) contain fragments of radios that use vacuum tubes. The first televisions
appear in the WWII layer (8 million years ago) that lies immediately above the WWI
layer. The components in these early television sets are nearly identical with those in
the WWI radios, so the radio clearly evolved into the television. Both the radio and
television show signs of further evolution, with transistors replacing tubes in later
Radios evolved into televisions through a process of ran...