Purpose: To identify and explain how New Media and the American Dream intersect. Prompt: In what ways does New Media (meaning, social media) present a paradox for the American Dream? You will want to define New Media and provide specific examples to help your reader identify and understand what New Media is (that it is a new kind of media, mainly, social media). You will also want to do this with the American Dream. Is the American Dream the same as it was 20 years ago? How has it changed and what is the significance of that change? Then take your reader through the ways in which New Media affects the American Dream.