The Propaganda Model Revisited

Authors

  • Edward S. Herman

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14452/MR-048-03-1996-07_8

Keywords:

Media

Abstract

In Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media (Pantheon, 1988) Noam Chomsky and I put forward a "propaganda model" as a framework for analyzing and understanding how the mainstream U.S. media work and why they perform as they do. We had long been impressed with the regularity with which the media operate within restricted assumptions, depend heavily and uncritically on elite information sources, and participate in propaganda campaigns helpful to elite interests. In trying to explain why they do this we looked for structural factors as the only possible root of systematic behavior and performance patterns.

Published

1996-07-08

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