Filtering the News
Essays on Herman and Chomsky's Propaganda ModelBook - 2005
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.