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[ecrea] Conference on the Propaganda Model

Tue Apr 08 14:36:37 GMT 2008

>Northumbria University
>Politics and History Division, School of Arts and Social Sciences
>Twenty Years at the Margins:
>The Herman-Chomsky Propaganda Model
>and Critical Media and Communication Studies, 1988-2008
>2008 marks the twentieth anniversary of the 
>publication of Manufacturing Consent by Edward 
>Herman and Noam Chomsky (Pantheon, 1988). In 
>this book, updated and republished in 2002 
>(Pantheon), Herman and Chomsky advanced a 
>Propaganda Model to explain media behaviour in 
>the United States. This study forms part of a 
>proud tradition of critical media and 
>communication studies, which in Britain can be 
>traced back to the founding of the Media, 
>Culture and Society journal in 1979. This 
>one-day conference aims to celebrate the media 
>analyses of Herman and Chomsky, to critically 
>assess the application and ongoing relevance of 
>the Propaganda Model in the 21st century, and to 
>take stock of the achievements of critical media 
>and communication studies over the past few 
>decades. Keynote speakers will include James 
>Curran, Alison Edgley, David Miller, Peter 
>Wilkin and (hopefully) participation in some 
>form by Edward Herman and Noam Chomsky.
>Date: Friday 19 December 2008, 9.30am  5pm
>Venue: Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne
>Papers are invited on the following themes:
>?       Is the Herman-Chomsky Propaganda Model still relevant?
>?       Is the Propaganda Model applicable in the British context?
>?       Revising and updating the Propaganda Model for the 21st century
>?       Criticism and limitations of the Propaganda Model.
>?       The five filters (ownership, 
>advertising, sourcing, flak and ideology).
>?       Is the Propaganda Model applicable in 
>terms of alternative and new media?
>?       History of critical media and communication studies.
>?       Impact and/or neglect of critical media and communication studies.
>?       The importance of a political economy framework for media analysis.
>?       The impact of the cultural/postmodernist 
>turn on critical media and communication analysis.
>There will be a special issue of the Westminster 
>Papers in Communication and Culture based on 
>selected papers that are presented at the 
>conference. This event will also see the launch of the CHOMSKY STUDY GROUP.
>Please submit a detailed paper proposal/abstract 
>(500 words) to Dr Andy Mullen (email to 
>(andrew.mullen /at/ or post to Politics and 
>History Division, Lipman Building, Northumbria 
>University, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8ST) no 
>later than Friday 12 September 2008. Conference 
>registration details to follow. To register your 
>interest in attending, please email Dr Andy Mullen ((andrew.mullen /at/

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