CALS 195 Propaganda Class, 15 Jan 2015 in-class writing exercise:


1.     What is Propaganda?


1. Information (not always true) spread to the masses used to influence their opinions and thoughts.

2. What the government wants us to see.

3. Something used in the media to sway your opinion on a specific matter.

4. The systematic control and exploitation of media resources

5. Impacts of the media.  Advertising.

6. Distributed media / content with the intent of imparting a specific message, agenda, or belief.

7. Means by which the media get us to buy into what they are saying.  A set of tactics to suck us into the media world.

8. An advertising technique that ultimately forces the viewer to believe in the ad based on the skewed/bias information within.

9. A form of advertising something or promoting something.

10. Forms of persuasion used to convince people of something that’s usually exaggerated.

11. A message cultivated to convey a specific meaning to a select audience.  Any media.  Manufactured to make the audience think or fell a specific way.

12. A Message aimed at a specific group in order to get them to buy/think/do and idea/action.

13. The use of media to push an ideology, typically associated with political agendas.

14. Persuasive media through use of emotions, logic, corrupted or created data, or any other tactic to sway people to believe something.

15. Advertising and media designed to make you think a certain way.

16. Objects or visuals in the media meant to force a certain idea or opinion on the public, often times less than the truth.

17. Way information is viewed / presented to the public not always being correct.  Information being conveyed with the view of the writer / reporter.

18. A technique used by the media to alter ones paradigm and how they view certain things.

19. The use of media, journalism, news, etc. to further an agenda.  The published pieces of media have been altered or edited to get a specific message to the viewer.

20. Any media that implicitly or explicitly supports or espouses certain political or social ideologies.

21. Utilization of the media to express passion for a certain movement or subject, it is more often found as like opposite, in order to shed light on wrongdoings.

22. Biased political views that may be comprised of comedy, parody, or exaggeration in order to skew the Audience’s ideology in favor of the suggested agenda.  Ex. Yellow Journalism.