A Critical Review and Assessment of Herman and Chomsky's`PropagandaModel'

  title={A Critical Review and Assessment of Herman and Chomsky's`PropagandaModel'},
  author={Jeffery Klaehn},
  journal={European Journal of Communication},
  pages={147 - 182}
  • J. Klaehn
  • Published 1 June 2002
  • Political Science
  • European Journal of Communication
Mass media play an especially important role in democratic societies. They are presupposed to act as intermediary vehicles that reflect public opinion, respond to public concerns and make the electorate cognizant of state policies, important events and viewpoints. The fundamental principles of democracy depend upon the notion of a reasonably informed electorate. The `propaganda model' of media operations laid out and applied by Edward Herman and Noam Chomsky in Manufacturing Consent: The… 
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