What Is New Media?

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Media has revolutionized the way we consume information. Take this informative quiz below to understand more about new media. By definition, new media is a type of media that is available digitally. Some examples might be video games, computer animations, websites, and so on. The quiz below is carefully prepared to help you understand more about this exciting concept, so we suggest that you attempt all the questions very carefully. We hope that the quiz not only helps you assess your knowledge but also helps you learn something new! Keep learning and growing! All the very best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    New Media is a term that refers to:

    • A.

      Anything invented after the year 1980

    • B.

      Digital or computer based technology

    • C.

      Analogue and digital technology

    • D.

      The merging of media forms or texts

    Correct Answer
    B. Digital or computer based technology
    Explanation
    New Media is a term that refers to digital or computer-based technology. This includes any form of media that is created, distributed, and consumed using digital technology. It encompasses various forms such as websites, social media platforms, online videos, digital art, and interactive multimedia. With the advancements in technology, new media has become increasingly prevalent and has revolutionized the way information is shared and accessed. It allows for greater interactivity, customization, and accessibility, making it an integral part of modern communication and entertainment.

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  • 2. 

    Digital media can be reproduced exactly every time because they are reproductions themselves.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Digital media can be reproduced exactly every time because they are reproductions themselves. This is true because digital media, such as audio or video files, are created and stored in a digital format that allows for perfect replication. Unlike analog media, which can degrade over time or through multiple reproductions, digital media can be copied and reproduced without any loss of quality or fidelity. This makes digital media highly reliable and consistent, ensuring that each reproduction is an exact replica of the original.

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  • 3. 

    New media affects which of the following stages of production? Select all the correct answers.

    • A.

      Pre production

    • B.

      Production

    • C.

      Post production

    • D.

      Distribution

    • E.

      Consumption

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Pre production
    B. Production
    C. Post production
    D. Distribution
    E. Consumption
    Explanation
    New media affects all stages of production. In the pre-production stage, new media can be used for researching and gathering information, as well as for brainstorming and planning. During production, new media can be used for filming and capturing footage, as well as for live streaming or recording. In post-production, new media is used for editing, adding special effects, and enhancing the final product. Distribution of the final product can be done through new media platforms such as streaming services or social media. Finally, consumption of the product can also be influenced by new media, as it provides easy access and allows for interactive engagement with the content.

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  • 4. 

    The 'digital divide' refers to: Select all the correct answers.

    • A.

      The contrast between information rich and information poor audiences

    • B.

      People who were born in the 'digital' age

    • C.

      Not everyone having the same access to technology and information

    • D.

      People who argue about the safety of the Internet

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. The contrast between information rich and information poor audiences
    C. Not everyone having the same access to technology and information
    Explanation
    The 'digital divide' refers to the contrast between information rich and information poor audiences, as well as the fact that not everyone has the same access to technology and information. It does not specifically refer to people who were born in the 'digital' age or those who argue about the safety of the Internet.

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  • 5. 

    A 'digital native' is:

    • A.

      A person born after the introduction of digital technology

    • B.

      A person born before the introduction of digital technology

    Correct Answer
    A. A person born after the introduction of digital technology
    Explanation
    A 'digital native' refers to a person who was born after the introduction of digital technology. This means that they have grown up in a world where digital technology, such as computers, smartphones, and the internet, has always been a part of their lives. They are familiar and comfortable with using digital devices and navigating the online world.

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  • 6. 

    A digital native is a person who is born before the Internet, for whom the language, metaphors and online communication had to be learnt.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because a digital native is actually a person who is born after the advent of the Internet and has grown up using digital technology from a young age. They are considered to be more comfortable and familiar with technology and online communication compared to those who were born before the Internet era.

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  • 7. 

    New media technologies can affect the quality of productions because:

    • A.

      Media producers are able to make exact copies of the product

    • B.

      Media distributors are able to make exact copies of the product

    • C.

      Media consumers are able to make exact copies of the product

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    New media technologies can affect the quality of productions because they enable media producers to make exact copies of the product, media distributors to make exact copies of the product, and media consumers to make exact copies of the product. This means that the original content can be easily duplicated and shared, potentially leading to a decrease in the quality of the productions as they can be distributed without control or authorization.

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  • 8. 

    New media technologies can affect the proliferation of media products because:

    • A.

      Media producers, distributors and audiences can interact with the product

    • B.

      Media forms and texts converge to create new forms and texts

    • C.

      New media texts and forms can be easily created and reproduced

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. New media texts and forms can be easily created and reproduced
    Explanation
    New media technologies have made it easier for individuals to create and reproduce media texts and forms. With the advancements in technology, anyone can create and distribute their own media content, leading to a proliferation of media products. Additionally, these technologies allow for interaction between media producers, distributors, and audiences, further contributing to the spread of media products. Furthermore, the convergence of different media forms and texts has resulted in the creation of new forms and texts, adding to the proliferation of media products. Therefore, all of the given options are valid reasons for how new media technologies can affect the proliferation of media products.

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  • 9. 

    New media technologies can affect the convergence of media products because:

    • A.

      Media texts and forms converge to create new texts and forms

    • B.

      Media producers, distributors and consumers are able to make exact copies of products

    • C.

      New media forms and texts can be easily created and reproduced

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Media texts and forms converge to create new texts and forms
    Explanation
    New media technologies can affect the convergence of media products because media texts and forms converge to create new texts and forms. This means that different types of media, such as television, film, and the internet, are merging together to create new and innovative forms of media. This convergence allows for the blending of different media elements, such as video, audio, and interactive features, leading to the creation of new and unique media products.

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  • 10. 

    New media forms and texts can be controversial. People are afraid of what effects new technology might have on people - especially 'susceptible audiences' like children and teenagers. Which of the following new technologies have caused 'moral panic'?Select all the correct answers.

    • A.

      The Dishwasher

    • B.

      The Printing Press

    • C.

      Rock and Roll

    • D.

      Video Games

    • E.

      The Internet

    • F.

      Mobile Phones

    • G.

      The Television

    • H.

      The Refrigerator

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. The Printing Press
    C. Rock and Roll
    D. Video Games
    E. The Internet
    F. Mobile Phones
    G. The Television
    Explanation
    The printing press, rock and roll, video games, the internet, mobile phones, and the television have all caused moral panic at some point. These technologies have been seen as potentially harmful to society, particularly to children and teenagers, and have been the subject of public concern and debate. The dishwasher and refrigerator, on the other hand, are household appliances and not new technologies that have caused moral panic.

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  • 11. 

    In what year was digital music first demonstrated?

    Correct Answer(s)
    1976
    Explanation
    In 1976, digital music was first demonstrated. This means that someone showcased or presented digital music for the first time during that year. It implies that prior to 1976, digital music was not yet publicly demonstrated or made widely known.

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  • 12. 

    In 2001 'Napster' - an online music file sharing program was shut down because it was found guilty of breaching copyright laws.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    In 2001, Napster, an online music file sharing program, was shut down due to its violation of copyright laws. This indicates that the statement "True" is correct, as it accurately reflects the fact that Napster was found guilty of breaching copyright laws and subsequently shut down.

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  • 13. 

    'Napster' - an online music file sharing program is an example of new media convergence. Which two forms of media were combined to create Napster? (include the word 'and' in your answer - for example fish and chips)

    Correct Answer
    music and internet, internet and music, music and the internet, the internet and music, digital music and internet, internet and digital music
    Explanation
    Napster, an online music file sharing program, is an example of new media convergence because it combined the forms of media music and the internet.

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  • 14. 

    Youtube was launched in which year?

    • A.

      1980

    • B.

      1993

    • C.

      2001

    • D.

      2005

    Correct Answer
    D. 2005
    Explanation
    Youtube was launched in 2005.

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  • 15. 

    'Youtube' - an online music file sharing program is an example of new media convergence. Which two forms of media were combined to create Youtube? (include the word 'and' in your answer - for example fish and chips)

    Correct Answer
    video and internet, internet and video, the internet and video, video and the internet
    Explanation
    Youtube is an example of new media convergence because it combines the forms of media video and internet. Users are able to upload and share videos on the internet platform of Youtube, making it a convergence of these two media forms.

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  • 16. 

    Which Law protected Youtube from the billion dollar lawsuit launched by MTV and Paramount Pictures' owner Viacom?

    • A.

      Copyright Act 1935

    • B.

      Digital Millenium Copyright Act 1998

    • C.

      Digital Millenium Piracy Act 1998

    • D.

      Digital Ownership Freedom Act 2005

    Correct Answer
    B. Digital Millenium Copyright Act 1998
    Explanation
    The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) of 1998 protected YouTube from the billion dollar lawsuit launched by Viacom. This act provides a safe harbor provision that shields online service providers from liability for copyright infringement committed by their users. YouTube was able to argue that they were not directly responsible for the copyrighted material uploaded by their users and that they promptly removed infringing content upon notification. This protection allowed YouTube to avoid liability and continue operating as a platform for user-generated content.

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  • 17. 

    Wikipedia features more than 16 million articles written by users from all around the world.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given statement is true because Wikipedia is an online encyclopedia that allows users from all over the world to contribute and write articles. It has a vast collection of articles, with more than 16 million articles available on various topics. These articles are created and edited by users, making it a collaborative platform for knowledge sharing.

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  • 18. 

    A digital immigrant is:

    • A.

      A person born after the introduction of digital technology

    • B.

      A person born before the introduction of digital technology

    Correct Answer
    B. A person born before the introduction of digital technology
    Explanation
    The term "digital immigrant" refers to a person who was born before the introduction of digital technology. These individuals have had to adapt and learn how to use digital technology later in life, making them "immigrants" in the digital world. This term is often used to contrast with "digital natives," who were born into a world where digital technology was already prevalent.

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  • 19. 

    The short film 'This Internet Decade' refers to a amateur documentary called 'Loose Change' about the September 11 terrorist attacks. Loose Change claims that the terrorist attacks were a conspiracy using which of the following: Select all the correct answers.

    • A.

      Doctored footage

    • B.

      Holograms

    • C.

      Paid actors

    • D.

      Hypnotism

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Doctored footage
    B. Holograms
    D. Hypnotism
    Explanation
    The short film 'This Internet Decade' refers to the amateur documentary called 'Loose Change' about the September 11 terrorist attacks. Loose Change claims that the terrorist attacks were a conspiracy involving the use of holograms, doctored footage, and hypnotism.

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  • 20. 

    The short film 'This Internet Decade' suggests that the whole Internet only consists of Facebook, Wikipedia and Twitter.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The given statement is false. The short film 'This Internet Decade' does not suggest that the whole Internet only consists of Facebook, Wikipedia, and Twitter. It is likely that the film discusses the impact and evolution of the Internet over the past decade, but it would not limit the entire Internet to just these three platforms.

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  • 21. 

    Complete this sentence: New media technologies that make it easier to copy music, films and television programs, are challenging traditional..

    Correct Answer
    copyright laws, copyright laws.
    Explanation
    New media technologies that make it easier to copy music, films, and television programs are challenging traditional copyright laws. These advancements in technology have enabled individuals to easily duplicate and distribute copyrighted content without permission, leading to widespread copyright infringement. As a result, traditional copyright laws are being tested and need to be updated to address the challenges posed by these new media technologies.

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  • 22. 

    Complete this sentence: In recent decades, the mass media has become far more participatory, putting greater power in the hands of..

    Correct Answer
    ordinary people, ordinary people.
    Explanation
    The given answer is repetitive and redundant. It suggests that the mass media has become more participatory and has put greater power in the hands of ordinary people. This implies that ordinary people now have more influence and control over the media, allowing them to actively participate in shaping and sharing information.

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  • 23. 

    Fill the blanks: New media technologies can have both _______ and _______ effects on audiences.

    Correct Answer
    positive negative, positive and negative, positive negative
    Explanation
    New media technologies can have both positive and negative effects on audiences. This means that these technologies can bring about positive outcomes, such as increased access to information, connectivity, and entertainment. However, they can also have negative impacts, such as addiction, privacy concerns, and the spread of misinformation. Therefore, it is important to recognize that the effects of new media technologies can be both beneficial and detrimental, depending on how they are used and experienced by individuals.

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