The Propaganda Model Today: Filtering Perception and Awareness

The Propaganda Model Today: Filtering Perception and Awareness

Joan Pedro-Carañana, Daniel Broudy, Jeffery Klaehn (eds.)

While the individual elements of the propaganda system (or filters) identified by the Propaganda Model (PM) by Edward Herman and Noam Chomsky in Manufacturing Consent (1988) – ownership, advertising, sources, flak and anti-communism – have previously been the focus of much scholarly attention, their systematisation in a model, empirical corroboration and historicisation have made the PM a useful tool for media analysis across cultural and geographical boundaries.

Despite the wealth of scholarly research Herman and Chomsky’s work has set into motion over the past decades, the PM has been subjected to marginalisation, poorly informed critiques and misrepresentations. Interestingly, while the PM enables researchers to form discerning predictions as regards corporate media performance, Herman and Chomsky had further predicted that the PM itself would meet with such marginalisation and contempt.

In current theoretical and empirical studies of mass media performance, uses of the PM continue, nonetheless, to yield important insights into the workings of political and economic power in society, due in large measure to the model’s considerable explanatory power.


Introduction - Joan Pedro-Carañana et al.
Interview with Edward S. Herman: Ideological Hegemony in Contemporary Societies - Jeffery Klaehn et al.
What the Propaganda Model Can Learn from the Sociology of Journalism - Jesse Owen Hearns-Branaman
Journalism Studies’ Systematic Pursuit of Irrelevance : How Research Emphases Sabotage Critiques of Corporate-Run News Media - Yigal Godler
Does the Propaganda Model Actually Theorise Propaganda? - Piers Robinson
Propaganda 2.0 : Herman and Chomsky’s Propaganda Model in the Age of the Internet, Big Data and Social Media - Christian Fuchs
System Security: A Missing Filter for the Propaganda Model? - Daniel Broudy & Miyume Tanji
From #15M to Podemos : Updating the Propaganda Model for Explaining Political Change in Spain and the Role of Digital Media - Miguel Álvarez-Peralta
Anti-Communism and the Mainstream Online Press in Spain : Criticism of Podemos as a Strategy of a Two-Party System in Crisis - Aurora Labio-Bernal
A Screen Entertainment Propaganda Model - Matthew Alford
American Television: Manufacturing Consumerism - Tabe Bergman
The Sport of Shafting Fans and Taxpayers: An Application of the Propaganda Model to the Coverage of Professional Athletes and Team Owners - Barry Pollick
The 2008 Financial Crisis, the Great Recession and Austerity in Britain : Analysing Media Coverage Using the Herman-Chomsky Propaganda Model - Andrew Mullen
Corporate-Market Power and Ideological Domination: The Propaganda Model after 30 Years – Relevance and Further Application - Florian Zollmann
Imperialism and Hegemonic Information in Latin America : The Media Coup in Venezuela vs. the Criminalization of Protest in Mexico - Francisco Sierra Caballero
‘Dynamic’ Obama Lectures ‘Bumbling’ Castro on Race Relations in Cuba , While Wilfully Blind to Black Lives Matter Movement in the US - James Winter
Thinking the Unthinkable about the Unthinkable – The Use of Nuclear Weapons and the Propaganda Model - Milan Rai
Conclusion - Joan Pedro-Carañana et al.

Joan Pedro-Carañana is a member of IAMCR at Saint Louis University, Madrid Campus.

The above text is from the publisher's description of the book.

Title: The Propaganda Model Today: Filtering Perception and Awareness
Editors: Joan Pedro-Carañana , Daniel Broudy , Jeffery Klaehn
Published: 2018
Pages: 314
Publisher: University of Westminster Press

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