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The media [has/have] become more responsible nowadays.

Please help me, its very confusing. What does media take has or have? Is it treated as a plural noun, but I believe it should take singular verb as it is a collective noun. Please help.

Thanks in advance.
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anshhWhat does media take has or have?
It is used both ways, with great argument offered for both sides. Use either and someone will complain.
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Oh.... But then what would be more appropriate in my sentence? Thanks for the speedy reply.
anshhBut then what would be more appropriate in my sentence?
Personally, I'd use 'have'.
anshhThanks for the speedy reply.
There's no point in that—we are not a supplier. We come and go as we please.
Mister Micawber Personally, I'd use 'have'.
Okay, thank you so much.
Mister Micawber There's no point in that—we are not a supplier. We come and go as we please.
LOL...Anyway...thanks a ton.
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The media has become more responsible nowadays. .......Explanation - "The media" is singular so there should be has.
sandy sandyjrThe media has become more responsible nowadays. .......Explanation - "The media" is singular so there should be has.
No. Technically, medium is singular and media is plural.

Read Mr M's response.
fivejedjonNo. Technically, medium is singular and media is plural.
Yes sir, "Technically" you are right, but we have question that whether we should use "has" or "have"

My further explanation is: - Though Media is plural form of medium, it is a collective noun. Oxford Dictionary also confirms that in following words
"In practice, in the sense ‘television, radio, the press, and the Internet, collectively,’ media behaves as a collective noun (like staff or clergy, for example), which means that it is now acceptable in standard English for it to take either a singular or a plural verb."

Now the question arises when we should use it as plural and when we should use it as singular.

The answer is whenever we are using the word "Media" as a whole unite we should use it as singular and when we are using the same word considered as lots of individuals then it should use as plural.It depends on context and sense of sentence. And considering the context and sense of sentence I said that Media is singular.

For example :
The jury agrees that the state prosecutors did not provide enough evidence, so its verdict is not guilty. (Considered as one Unit)
The jury disagree about the guilt of the accused and have told the judge that they are hopelessly deadlocked. (Considered as lot of individuals)

In the same way
The media has become more responsible nowadays. (Considered as one unit)
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sandy sandyjrNow the question arises when we should use it as plural and when we should use it as singular.
Oxford has already answered that question for you:
sandy sandyjrit is now acceptable in standard English for it to take either a singular or a plural verb
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