Cult Thru Film Film Notes: Week Two MASS MEDIA: DEVELOPING A CRITICAL AWARENESS AND ANALYSIS “Knowledge about often gives the illusion of knowledge.” – Trinh T. Minh-ha Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and The Media Film Producers: Peter Wintonick, Mark Achbar, Adam Symansky 1992, 167 mins. Background A. In 1988 Edward S. Herman and Noam Chomsky published a book entitled “Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media”. The book is a very important work of critical media analysis. B. The film (1992) borrows key concepts from the book. Namely, the “five filters” of the propaganda model. These are: 1) Ownership of the media is highly concentrated among a few international corporations. 2) Advertising has colonized the U.S. mass media and is responsible for most of the media’s income. 3)
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