posted by jere .
which of the following is not part of the mass media?
c. the internet
d. music cds
b or c. since it doesnt say what type of books, ill go with d.
I agree. D. is the best answer.
I agree. "Media" or "The Medium" is/are the means of dispersing news and opinion, as well as entertainment and sometimes advertising, to a wide audience. The first three do that. CDs are usually only used for entertainment, or preserving "old" data.
CDs can be considered a "medium" for storing data, but not a "mass medium" for widely dispersing news and opinion to the "masses".
"Medium" is the singular of "media", but nowadays it is, unfortunately, quite common to also treat "media" as a singular noun. The grammatical rules of English are always being broken, it seems.