How do we find out what is going on in the world?

How and where we find information and facts about the world is really important:

  • It helps us make decisions and understand the world around us.
  • We like to know what is happening in other countries, what our government is doing and even what famous people are getting up to!

We find most of this information through the media.

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'The media' is a name for all the different ways of communicating with lots of people at once.

Different types of media

There are three main types of media where you can get news:

  • print media, such as newspapers and magazines
  • broadcast media, such as television and radio
  • online media, such as websites and social media
The three main types of media: print, broadcasting and online