Terminators: Wordplays for Ideas & Insights
Media in science is usually short for "culture
medium" meaning, for example, the liquid or gel that you use to grow
bacteria. Medium comes from the Latin 'medius' meaning middle. Science
communicators are also interested in the media--the people in the middle
who communicate messages. Merriam-Websters' concise definition of media
is "a medium of cultivation, conveyance, or expression."