Filtering the News

Filtering the News

Essays on Herman and Chomsky's Propaganda Model

Book - 2005
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Edward S. Herman and Noam Chomsky's 'propaganda model' argues that there are five classes of 'filters' in society which determine what is news: in other words, what gets printed in newspapers or broadcast by radio and television. Whether a news item is going to be used by the media, or not, is going to depend on whether it can pass through these filters.

Filtering the News begins with a critical review and assessment of the propaganda model, then applies Herman and Chomsky's model to a range of ongoing news events. In the final chapters, several common criticisms of the model are reflected upon and scrutinized.

Contributors include: Robert Babe, Valerie Scatamburlo-D'Annibale, Peter Eglin, Robert Everton, RobertJensen, Jeffrey Klaehn, and James Winter.

Jeffery Klaehn has been publishing in a wide range of scholarly journals. He is ediotor of the forthcoming Bound by Power: Intended Consequences (Black Rose Books) and of Comic Books and Comic Book Culture : Studies in Pop Culture.

Publisher: Montreal : Black Rose Books, c2005.
ISBN: 9781551642604
Additional Contributors: Klaehn, Jeffery


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