New Media & Digital Literacy
In his 2001 book, The Language of New Media, on new media Lev Manovich describes their difference from old media according to five principles:
When mass media ruled, people of faith could read religious books, listen to religious radio, and watch religious television. Now they can contribute to religious websites, record religious podcasts, and produce religious videos—without expensive equipment or access commercial distribution.As the Lee Rainie video above argued, the ubiquity and interconnectedness of new media technology have also had a profound social impact. Religious educator Mary Hess has gone so far to say that digital technologies now mediate “almost all of our daily practices”—and that was in 2005!