Propaganda & Mass Persuasion: Mass Media and The First Filter

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Mass Media and The First Filter

"This trend toward greater integration of the media into the market system has been accelerated by the loosening of rules limiting media concentration, cross-ownership, and control by non-media companies". (Manufacturing Consent P8)

The large media companies are after the big profit rather than providing the information to the public. These large companies are controled by very wealthy people or the government, which ultimately, affects the news delivered.



Blogger A. Mattson said...

You have chosen a key quote, but your analysis is a bit too general. The mainstream media does provide information, how does the profit-orientation shape or filter that information? It is not enough to say that the media are "controlled." How does that control function? What is the evidence?

2/18/2008 10:29 PM  

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