How can Herman and Chomsky’s ideas function in a post-communist world?
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Citation:Smith. S. (2017). How can Herman and Chomsky’s Ideas Function in a Postcommunist World?. Pūrātoke: Journal of Undergraduate Research in the Creative Arts and Industries, 1(1), 147-154. Unitec ePress. ISSN: 2538-0133. Retrieved from: http://www.unitec.ac.nz/epress
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This essay discusses the opportunity for Herman and Chomsky’s propaganda model, as outlined in their book, Manufacturing Consent (1988), to be altered to remain relevant in a post-communist world. The model previously described five filters, which influence the US media, causing them to stray somewhat from their role as the fourth estate, and preventing them from upholding the ideals of democracy. These filters included ownership, advertising, sourcing, flak and anti-communism. But with the collapse of the Soviet Union, the threat of communism diminished and a new threat emerged. Since September 11, the war on terrorism has become a focus in the US media, creating a new hysteria. In Herman and Chomsky’s propaganda model, anti-communism can be replaced with terrorism to prolong its functionality in a post-communist world.
Keywords:Manufacturing consent : the political economy of the mass media (1988), Herman, Edward S. (1925-2017), Chomsky, Noam (1928-), mass media, propaganda models, ownership, advertising, sourcing, flak, anti-communism., anti-terrorism, fourth estate, September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001
ANZSRC Field of Research:200104 Media Studies
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