is or are?
What is correct?
The local media is calling for comment.
The local media are calling for comment.
The local media is also calling for comment.
This can be a tough call at times, similar to data and datum. Media is the plural of medium, and normally will use a plural verb. If you are thinking of the media as a unit, it can take a singular verb. Your example could fall into this category, but I like it better treated as a plural.
The local media are also calling for comment.
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