50 pages 1 hour read

Edward S. Herman, Noam Chomsky

Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media

Nonfiction | Graphic Memoir | Adult | Published in 1988

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Essay Topics


Explain how Herman and Chomsky’s Propaganda Model works. What are the “five filters” through which the mainstream media channels its content?


What political choices enabled media consolidation? Why has that been so detrimental to a free and independent press?


In what ways did the Reagan administration create a “perfect storm” that reinforced the mainstream media’s role as propaganda machine?