What is media text?
Text media are data or information sources which exist as references in textual, numeric, or similar formats. Media information (sometimes called “metadata”) is a general term used to describe the contents of a digital media file.
Informational texts include the following media examples: news; magazines; advertisements/commercials; etc. Texts matter because they are bearers of communication and movers of meaning. Are you up-to-speed on how to teach with and about them? Having your students analyze and deconstruct these types of texts is increasingly important and relevant in a 21st century classroom.
Advantages of Text
Text reduces the memory demands of spoken language by providing a lasting record. Information conveyed in text can be organized into a form that is logical, linear, and concise. The permanence of text and the coherent structure of documents also support attention and comprehension.
All media products, such as television programmes, films, CDs, books, newspapers, website pages, election campaigns, etc. Many of these texts, such as comics, film and photographs are also visual texts, and specific suggestions for reading these texts can be found in Reading Visual Texts.
Different fonts are utilized to add style to a web page or document. That is to say, they may be used to set or match the “tone” of the text based on the content. Additionally, certain fonts affect readability depending on the medium.