via media

via me·​dia | \ˌvī-ə-ˈmē-dē-ə; ˌvē-ə-ˈmā-dē-ə, -ˈme- \

Definition of via media 

: a middle way

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The Washington Post has perhaps the most comprehensive listing of U.S. police shootings, culling the information via media reports, law enforcement websites and social media. Aamer Madhani, USA TODAY, "Video in Toronto killings shows a divide between U.S. and Canada on deadly force," 26 Apr. 2018 Their real focus is having conversations in the real world or via mediums like WhatsApp or Facebook Messenger. Nicole Pajer, Billboard, "Why Fans Are Selling Festival Tickets To Win Everything From Free Admission to Golden Toilets," 18 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of via media

1834, in the meaning defined above

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