200px|thumb|right|Graphical representations of electrical audio data. Electronic media uses either analog (red) or digital (blue) signal processing.
Electronic media are media
that use electronics
means for the audience to access the content. This is in contrast to static media (mainly print media
), which today are most often created electronically
, but do not require electronics to be accessed by the end user in the printed form. The primary electronic media sources familiar to the general public are video
recordings, audio recordings
presentations, slide presentations
content. Most new media
are in the form of digital media
. However, electronic media may be in either analogue electronics data
or digital electronic data
Although the term is usually associated with content recorded on a storage medium
, recordings are not required for live broadcasting
and online networking.
Any equipment used in the electronic communication
process (e.g. television
, game console
, handheld device
) may also be considered electronic media.
History of development