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THE DESIGN OF THE MESSAGE : NEWS / PROPAGANDA ANALYSIS : NOAM CHOMSKY: Media Analyst & Linguist

I mentioned  Noam Chomsky last year in relation to his book Manufacturing Consent Manugactorinconsent2.jpg

He is one of small group of academics who is prepared to confront the way in which the media is influenced by politics, he is particularly a strong critic of US foreign policy. The way he analyses news information is to study the way in which an event is selected & the way in which language is used by media in reporting an event. Here is an example on the selective use of the word invasion as a news speak term

Noam Chomsky

Avram Noam Chomsky (/ˈnm ˈɒmski/; born December 7, 1928) is an Americanlinguistphilosopher,[4][5] cognitive scientisthistorian, and activist. He is an Institute Professor and Professor (Emeritus) in the Department of Linguistics & Philosophy atMIT, where he has worked for over 50 years.[6] Chomsky has been described as the “father of modern linguistics”[7][8][9] and a major figure of analytic philosophy.[4] His work has influenced fields such as computer science, mathematics, and psychology.[10][11]

Chomsky is credited as the creator or co-creator of the Chomsky hierarchy, theuniversal grammar theory, and the Chomsky–Schützenberger theorem.

Ideologically identifying with anarchism and libertarian socialism, Chomsky is known for his critiques of U.S. foreign policy[12] and contemporary capitalism,[13] and he has been described as a prominent cultural figure.[14] His media criticism has includedManufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media (1988), co-written with Edward S. Herman, an analysis articulating the propaganda model theory for examining the media.

According to the Arts and Humanities Citation Index in 1992, Chomsky was cited as a source more often than any other living scholar from 1980 to 1992, and was the eighth most cited source overall.[15][16][17][18] Chomsky is the author of over 100 books.[19]

Here is the documentary Manufacturing Consent

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