Spannende Lektüre bei PR-Watch: Has the Internet Changed the Propaganda Model?
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In their groundbreaking 1988 book, Manufacturing Consent, professors Ed Herman and Noam Chomsky not only explained, but documented with extensive case studies, how mass media and public opinion are shaped in a democracy. Twenty years later, can their „propaganda model“ still be used to explain modern media distortions? That was one of the main questions discussed last week at a conference in Windsor, Ontario, titled „20 Years of Propaganda?“ Organized by Dr. Paul Boin, the conference drew hundreds of scholars and activists including myself, and more than 1,000 people attended a closing speech by Chomsky on May 17.