MEST 3 – Past New Digital Media Questions

“As a result of developments in new and digital media, traditional media institutions face a struggle to survive.” Use your case study to discuss this statement.

Data is “retained and subsequently used without the subscriber or registered user being informed… private lives are the subject of constant surveillance”. European Court of Justice – April 2014
With reference to your case study, discuss the extent to which you agree that ‘private lives are the subject of constant surveillance’.

One of the great benefits of new and digital media is that they have enabled audiences to set their own agenda in terms of how they use the media. Does evidence from your

case study support this view?

“We stand for a single internet where all of humanity has equal access to knowledge and ideas.” Hillary Clinton, former United States Secretary of State, January 2010.
Does your case study suggest that new and digital media have made a positive

contribution to humanity?

New and digital media have contributed to the process of globalisation: the idea that the world is becoming increasingly interconnected through one global culture.
Using your own case study, evaluate the impact that new and digital media have had on

globalisation.

Use your case study to evaluate whether new and digital media are a threat or an

opportunity for media producers.

Does your case study suggest that new and digital media have had a positive impact by offering audiences a more diverse range of values and ideologies?

New and digital media have led many media producers to involve their audiences more. However audience involvement is only superficial and media producers have ensured they maintain control.
Use your case study to evaluate whether new and digital media have changed the role of producers.

The only way to survive in the digital world is to keep innovating. Do you agree?

Most of the traditional media’s attempts to compete with new and digital media have been too little and too late. Does your case study support this view?

The internet is a democratic space, where we are all free to participate equally. Using your own case study, discuss whether the impact of new and digital media is democratic.

New and digital media offer a wide range of competing ideas and opinions from experts and journalists to bloggers and social networkers, making it harder for audiences to know who to trust.
In such an environment, how does the audience know who to trust?

Although new and digital media may promise audiences more freedom, it does not necessarily give them more power. Discuss.

New and digital media is creating one global culture. Do you think that this is true?

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