New media usually refers to a group of relatively recent mass media based on new information technology. Most frequently the label would be understood to include the Internet and World Wide Web, video games and interactive media, CD-ROM and other forms of multimedia popular from the 1990s on. The phrase came to prominence in the 1990s, and is often used by technology writers like those at Wired magazine and by scholars in media studies.

The term has garnered negative connotations due to techno-utopian claims by new-media proponents about the revolutionary social and personal benefits of new media; the claims of revolutionary transformation of people's lives were widely seen as unjustified. All the same, new media have only grown in popularity, and their current ubiquity is slowly causing social changes; their initial proponents' error may have been in the speed with which they claimed media would transform society, rather than the prediction itself.
I don't care about what the press says. I get my dirt from the New Media
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A buzz word coined by morning news host (like katie couric) to refer to "new" mediums of media.
When the printing press was invented, word of mouth was the old media and newspapers were the new media.

When television was invented, newspapers were the old media and the 6:00 news was the new media.

Currently newspapers, tv news etc. is the old media and the internet is the new media.
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Someone who gives ideas on how to use new media outlets to gain favorable results.
That guy saved my company by getting me search engine optimized. He's a real new media muse.
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A mythical boogeyman trotted out by Right wing *think* tanks, Republican politicians, and others who continue to champion failed policies and ideologies, despite their empirically proven ineffectiveness

A straw man used by Republicans in an attempt to rationalize their repudiation by the American voting public

A tool for mitigating the cognitive dissonance experienced by those who claim to represent “American Values,” yet are rejected by the actual American people. See also “Real America

Boy, it’s a good thing the Liberal News Media relentlessly investigated those false claims of WMDs’ isn’t it? Otherwise, hundreds of thousands of people would have died needlessly and we would have been stuck in a hellish war for at least a decade!
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New Media was coined and popularized by Draymond Green, NBA hall of famer, during their 4th run of NBA championship during 2021-2022.

New Media is a new wave of sports media who specifically doesn't compare one basketball player's skillset, achievement and accolades to other player's but instead give them flowers, give them respect and acknowledgement.
Max: Stephen Curry is not top 10 players of all time, I would rank KD over Curry.
JWill: That's not New Media.
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when your daily and weekly newspapers don’t have an hour’s worth of reading material on business ideas.
The media new money depletion kept most people from being wealthy.
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