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[ecrea] New Book: The Propaganda Model Today: Filtering Perception and Awareness

Mon Nov 05 23:15:05 GMT 2018


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

While the individual elements of the propaganda system (or filters) identified by the Propaganda Model (PM) – 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.


1. Introduction

2. Interview with Edward S. Herman: Ideological Hegemony in Contemporary Societies

3.What the Propaganda Model Can Learn from the Sociology of Journalism

4. Journalism Studies’ Systematic Pursuit of Irrelevance : How Research Emphases Sabotage Critiques of Corporate-Run News Media

5. Does the Propaganda Model Actually Theorise Propaganda?

6. Propaganda 2.0 : Herman and Chomsky’s Propaganda Model in the Age of the Internet, Big Data and Social Media

7. System Security: A Missing Filter for the Propaganda Model?

8. From #15M to Podemos : Updating the Propaganda Model for Explaining Political Change in Spain and the Role of Digital Media

9. Anti-Communism and the Mainstream Online Press in Spain : Criticism of Podemos as a Strategy of a Two-Party System in Crisis

10. A Screen Entertainment Propaganda Model

11. American Television: Manufacturing Consumerism

12. The Sport of Shafting Fans and Taxpayers: An Application of the Propaganda Model to the Coverage of Professional Athletes and Team Owners

13. The 2008 Financial Crisis, the Great Recession and Austerity in Britain : Analysing Media Coverage Using the Herman-Chomsky Propaganda Model

14. Corporate-Market Power and Ideological Domination: The Propaganda Model after 30 Years – Relevance and Further Application

15. Imperialism and Hegemonic Information in Latin America : The Media Coup in Venezuela vs. the Criminalization of Protest in Mexico

16. ‘Dynamic’ Obama Lectures ‘Bumbling’ Castro on Race Relations in Cuba , While Wilfully Blind to Black Lives Matter Movement in the US

17. Thinking the Unthinkable about the Unthinkable – The Use of Nuclear Weapons and the Propaganda Model

18. Conclusion


Matthew Alford, Miguel Álvarez-Peralta, Tabe Bergman, Daniel Broudy, Joan Pedro-Carañana, Christian Fuchs, Yigal Godler, Jesse Owen Hearns-Branaman, Jeffery Klaehn, Aurora Labio, Andrew Mullen, Barry Pollick, Piers Robinson, Francisco Sierra-Caballero, Miyume Tanji, James Winter, Florian Zollmann

Published open access by the University of Westminster Press


This book is published in the Critical Digital and Social Media Studies Series


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