I need to know this for an essay I'm doing. I thinks media might work but I'm not really sure. Do you have any suggestions?

  • Media would generally be associated with film and news mediums rather than literary texts. – Dog Lover Mar 26 '15 at 0:48
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    @WindowsDude7 True, but that's mainly when talking about "the media" rather than "media". Plenty of artists talk about employing "mixed media". I don't think anyone would think you just meant Fox and CNN if you talked about "expressing your views through a variety of media", for example. – Parthian Shot Mar 26 '15 at 0:57
  • @ParthianShot - You are quite correct. I actually had newspapers in mind. They are an interesting text medium because they can undoubtedly be referred to as "media". – Dog Lover Mar 26 '15 at 1:00
  • story holders - may I ask why you want to know this? – JMP Mar 26 '15 at 3:49

try works. I don't think there's a term that covers specifically books and movies other than just naming them as what they are.

  • And also work of art, which can describe a lot of things. – green_ideas Apr 30 '17 at 23:35


A piece of art, a play piece, a piece as in script, a piece as in book, and a movie (piece).

  • Hello and welcome to ELU! Could you please provide a definition or citation for this answer? – Dog Lover Apr 30 '17 at 23:18

fiction is a good word to use for describing both books and movies

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    "Fiction" only includes stories that describe imaginary events. Many books and movies wouldn't fall under the classification of fiction. – as4s4hetic Aug 20 '17 at 1:28

Brain candy

Might be a fairly slang, even sarcastic, way of describing such entertainment materials.

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