Propaganda & Mass Persuasion

Wednesday, February 08, 2006


This was an interesting quote in chapter two "A propaganda model focuses on this inequity of wealth and power and its multilevel effects on mass-media intersts and choices. It traces the routes by which money and power are able to filter out the news fit to print, marginalize disset, and allow the government and dominant private interets to get their messages across to the public. The essential ingrediant of our propaganda model, or set of news "filter," fall under the following headings:" "Filter 1: the size, concentrated ownership, owner wealth, and profit orientation of the dominant mass media firms." this shows its really not about the indivisual bias. Edward Herman and Noam Chomsky's perspective seems to be not how the reporter votes but the institution in how the media functions, has alot to do with how they do there job. I also tought these filteres were pretty interesting as well it seems there suppossed to let us know about the structure of the media and not the bias's. I quoted filter number one because it seems pretty vital, media corporations are really only getting bigger and bigger, starting from family newspapers to huge chains run by a corport board.

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Blogger A. Mattson said...

Yes, filter number one is key. Size and concentration are important concepts here. Is it impossible to conceive of a corporate media that can provide objective news? Does big always mean biased? Do journalists have a right to free expression even when they work for one of the media giants? Or does size mean constraint and an elite bias?

2/14/2006 12:30 AM  

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