Is vs. Are
Would media be considered plural or singular? If singular, than wouldn't is be correct?
Is the media indirectly advertising for diets and eating disorders?
Technically -- that is, according to my old-school high school English teacher -- media is plural and medium is the singular. But English is not static. It changes and over the past 60 years, media -- when referring to "the print and broadcast media" has evolved into being singular.
Now, if you are using media in a scientific context -- where you might grow cultures in different media -- you should still treat it as plural.
I agree with Patty's general editorial suggestion.
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