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    "The event will be advertised in various media, such as the Internet, flyers and posters."

    Are the Internet, flyers, and posters media? Also, I think "via various media" is better. What do you think?

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    It depends- I wouldn't include billboards and flyers in the media, but we do say advertising medium, which could be what they mean here. I think in is OK, but how about through?

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    Default Re: Media

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    It depends- I wouldn't include billboards and flyers in the media, but we do say advertising medium, which could be what they mean here. I think in is OK, but how about through?
    Yes, I also thought only the Internet would be considered a medium. The other two are just means of advertisement.

    "The event will be advertised in various media, such as the Internet, as well as on flyers and posters."

    That sounds better.

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    Default Re: Media

    Quote Originally Posted by Jasmin165 View Post
    Yes, I also thought only the Internet would be considered a medium. The other two are just means of advertisement.

    "The event will be advertised in various media, such as the Internet, as well as on flyers and posters."

    That sounds better.
    To me, it sounds like you are trying too hard to maintain some distinction between what is and is not a "medium." If your target audience is normal people, this will sound strange. As noted, they are all considered advertising media.

    Why not just say "advertised in various ways, including..."?

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