Propaganda & Mass Persuasion: Manufactoring Consent

Monday, February 26, 2007

Manufactoring Consent

According to the article Manufactoring Consent, " Mass media serve as a system for communicating messages and sybols to the general populace." The purpose of the media along with other things is to inculcate individuals with the values, beliefs, and codes of behavior thatw ill integrate them into the institutional structures of the larger society (pg 1)"

The media tends to control what is being showed to the people. It was also mentioned that news reportes can't be everywhere at the same time, do a decision is made as to what will be mentioned or given the proper media coverage. With that being said, the media is censured to a certain extent. And being the fact that we pick our government officials, we give them that right.

1 Comments:

Blogger A. Mattson said...

Try to write about this week's readings. Also please proof read your post before publishing.

You have chosen a good quote. Next time pick one key idea and discuss it. Be careful about discussing the media as if it were a monolithic figure. Our media represent a variety of competing intersts which are not easily controlled by the goverment. You say oure media are censured did you mean censored?

2/28/2007 8:24 PM  

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