Interview with Edward S. Herman: Ideological Hegemony in Contemporary Societies

Jeffery Klaehn, Joan Pedro-Caranana, Matthew Alford , Yigal Godler

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Before his passing in November 2017, Edward Herman graciously gave a final interview to various media scholars in the preceding month of October. As the main architect of the Propaganda Model (PM), Herman offers in this exchange some comments on a range of topics and issues presented to him on the PM and its applicability and utility in the 21st Century. The questions and answers cover topics such as social control and inequality, how they are normalized and maintained; the usefulness of the PM in understanding patterns of media behavior in non-US countries; and how the PM positions television and the internet in relation to social and political change. Also addressed are notions of fear as an ideological control mechanism; ways in which media foster indifference, use of the PM to understand media coverage of Donald Trump’s election campaign and first months as President; and academia’s relationship to power structures.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Propaganda Model Today
Subtitle of host publicationFiltering Perception and Awareness
Editors Joan Pedro-Caraana, Daniel Broudy, Jeffery Klaehn
PublisherUniversity of Westminster Press
ISBN (Electronic)9781912656189, 9781912656172
ISBN (Print)9781912656165
StatePublished - 25 Oct 2018
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameCritical, Digital and Social Media Studies


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