Wikipedia (Accessed 10 Mar 2017)
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Referenced from the INFT-4017 readings 1)https://lo.unisa.edu.au/mod/page/view.php?id=874401
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Was the paper peer reviewed? Explain how you found out.
The article is from wikipedia so is heavily cited
Does the author(s) work in a university or a government-funded research institute? If so, which university or research institute? If not, where do they work?
What does this tell you about their expertise? Are they an expert in the topic area?
What was the paper about?
The article summarises the propaganda model concept suggested by Herman and Chomsky. The model postulates five general 'filter' that determine the type of news that is presented in the news media
- The bias in reporting as a result of the ownership of the particular new media (e.g. large conglomerates like FOX)
- The necessity that most news media is funded by advertising, and as such the bias that results from them needing to appeal to customers to which the advertisers will be interested in (e.g. the people buying the media are the product, not the news)
- Mass media sources its content from relationships with powerful sources (e.g. the government) and are unable to have reporters everywhere in case there is news. As such, reporters are typically located at large news centers (e.g. parliament)
- Large associations or corporate groups (e.g. tobacco and/or oil companies) can work together in order to issue negative responses against news media. The resources available to these large lobby groups, and their ability to mobilise public relations companies, can be damaging to news media.
- Anti-communism (later updated to fear)
- Anti-ideologies exploit public fear and hatred of groups which may pose a potential threat, either real or exaggerated e.g. communism, anti-Semitism, anti-LGBT etc.
If applicable, is this paper similar to other papers you have read for this assignment? If so, which papers and why?
If applicable, is this paper different to other papers you have read for this assignment? If so, which papers and why?
This article is the first to propose a model to explain the motivations of news media. Similar motivations, especially fear, likely also drive groups which now have an easier platform to deliver and promote their beliefs in social media.
What do these similarities and differences suggest? What are your observations? Do you have any new ideas? Do you have any conclusions?
This question is to be answered after your critical analysis is completed. Which sections (if any) of your critical analysis was this paper cited in?
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