1. News, entertainment, education, data, and promotional messages are sent world-wide through this type of communication channels. Every broadcasting and narrow casting medium, like newspapers, magazines, TV, radio, billboards, direct mail, telephone, fax, and internet are part of what is the Media. depending on the sense intended, Media can take a plural or singular verb as Media is the plural of medium. 2. Three broad recognized categories of data storage material are divided by recording method: (1) Magnetic, as in diskettes, disks, tapes, (2) Optical, as in microfiche, and (3) MagnetoOptical, as in CDs and DVDs.