The UVic Writer's Guide

Media, Medium

Often used mistakenly as a singular noun. Television is a medium; if reporters from both the Times Colonist and CHEK TV interview you, you are talking to the media.

Other words confused for this reason include phenomena / phenomenon and criteria / criterion.

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