scroll to top
Stuck on your essay?
Get ideas from this essay and see how your work stacks up
Word Count: 1,519
In researching the existing literature pertaining to the issue of the media and propaganda there must first be proper definitions for the terms propaganda and media in the context of politics and war Next follows an analysis of the different articles and works already undertaken on the subject of the medias role as a propaganda tool and the effectiveness of this specific form of propaganda Thereby also concerns several pending questions regarding the different human perspectives of propaganda that is spread by the media Lastly there is the review of literature in relation to propaganda as a whole Definitions of the media and propaganda In identifying the topic scope the term media refers to the plural of the word medium Pearsall 1999 In this context the media is defined as the main means of mass communication in forms of television newspapers and the radio 1999 884 Petley states that the term propaganda refers to the deliberate use of newspapers television and other media to influence peoples attitudes 200026 Petley also states that propaganda is used often by employing lies and distortion Pratkanis and Aronson share similar views on Petleys statement suggesting the idea of propaganda being carried out through manipulation of symbols and of our most basic human emotions 199213 Literature on the media and propaganda In researching existing works regarding the use of the media to spread propaganda in war we have seen the different perspectives of the authors Dietz suggests that propaganda is a literary war tool serving similar purposes as the Nazis arsenal of weapons 1934 299 However Dietz defines propaganda as a way to communicate the nature and content to the people in the most simple and understandable way This acts as a contrast to Delwiches material 2002 which suggests that propaganda is a manipulative tool rather than a form of communication These contrasting views link to the role of the media as discussed by Petley
@Kibin is a lifesaver for my essay right now!!
- Sandra Slivka, student @ UC Berkeley
Wow, this is the best essay help I've ever received!
- Camvu Pham, student @ U of M
If I'd known about @Kibin in college, I would have gotten much more sleep
- Jen Soust, alumni @ UCLA