EarlyPRhistory (1)

EarlyPRhistory (1) - The Creel Commission Wilson...

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The Creel Commission Wilson establishes government committee George Creel, Denver Post reporter, named director Committee on Public Information (CPI) goes down in history as Creel Commission Operates from April 13, 1917 to August 21, 1919
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The Creel Commission (cont’d) “The CPI succeeded, within six months, in turning a pacifist, prosperous population into an hysterical, war-mongering [people] we wanted to destroy everything German, tear the Germans from limb to limb, go to war and save the world.” Noam Chomsky
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“Manufacturing Consent” Committee for Public Information Recruited “newsmen” and press agents Crafted/sent messages Delivered more than 7.5 million speeches to 314 million people in 5,200 communities
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“Manufacturing Consent” (cont’d) Established News and Film Divisions to help illustrate the dire need to go to war
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Post World War I Majority created advertising agencies Some returned to newspapers; others secured government
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2012 for the course JOUR 201 taught by Professor Gutierrez during the Spring '07 term at USC.

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