Essay, 2012, 6 Pages
Moroccan American Studies Hassan II Mohammedia University Media Studies Faculty of Letters and Humanities-Ben M’sik Department of English Casablanca
Objectivity and Propaganda
in Journalistic Discourse
Prepared by: Amine Zidouh
Academic Year: 2011/2012
It can only be safe to say that journalistic discourse has been and still is one of the most powerful genres of communication in contemporary society. Journalistic discourse has also historically been the subject of control by several, so-called, fascist and non-democratic states. It is a major institution through which ideologies are conveyed, taking for instances the examples of the “Pravda” during the Soviet Union or the “Volkischer Beobachter” in Nazi governed Germany or the “People’s Daily” in the People’s Republic of China. This means of communication can easily be - and is - exploited by different groups in power, resulting therefore in what is commonly referred to as “propaganda”. Yet, this concept of propaganda is a very complex one and has much to do with how “objectivity” is perceived in journalism.
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