Case Study of Media Propaganda

We have now seen a number of examples of propaganda and persuasion in the media.  We have looked at a number of different propaganda techniques, and have read in BLUR a framework for investigating and analyzing news media. 

For this assignment, you choose a propaganda situation and present an analysis including:

-Define the propaganda situation (what, where, when, who, how, & questions)
-Tell an interesting story about the propaganda situation.
-Explain what propaganda techniques were used by whom.
-Explain who was the target audience.
-Was the propaganda campaign successful?  If so why, if not, why not?

Please create a handout for the audience (can be a web page online, or a paper handout).

Present your case study in an 8-10 minute informational talk to our class


Friday April 10:
Melanie Levene
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Mikaela Waters
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Monday April 13

Wednesday April 15

Friday April 17

Monday April 20