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  • A Screen Entertainment Propaganda Model

    Matthew Alford

    Chapter from the book: Pedro-Carañana, J et al. 2018. The Propaganda Model Today: Filtering Perception and Awareness.


    The Propaganda Model (PM) is an essential tool for media analysis, which can be applied beyond its original focus on news media to screen entertainment (Alford, 2009; 2011). My latest empirical research (2017) demonstrates that the state is much more active in shaping entertainment than previously known. In light of these new findings, and with the most systematic and explicit break down of the PM’s limitations, this article lays out a sympathetic but unsentimental assessment of the utility of the PM as applied both to news and entertainment. [Matthew Alford (2009), ‘A Propaganda Model for Hollywood’, Westminster Papers for Communication and Culture, Vol. 6 (2); Matthew Alford (2011), ‘Why not a Propaganda Model for Hollywood?’ In: Hammond, Philip, ed. Screens of Terror. Arima; Matthew Alford and Tom Secker (2017), National Security Cinema: The Shocking New Evidence of Government Control over Hollywood, Drum Roll Books].

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    Alford, M. 2018. A Screen Entertainment Propaganda Model. In: Pedro-Carañana, J et al (eds.), The Propaganda Model Today. London: University of Westminster Press. DOI: https://doi.org/10.16997/book27.j

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    Published on Oct. 25, 2018