Between the Lines
How to Detect Bias and Propaganda in the News and Everyday Life
MacLean, EleanorPublisher: Deveric, Halifax, Canada
Year Published: 1981
Pages: 296pp ISBN: 0-9690919-0-7
Library of Congress Number: P91.M23 Dewey: 302.2'4
Resource Type: Book
An exploration of medthods of "dec-doing" our daily newspapers and radio/TV news. Examines our predominant sources of information (mass media) and indicates the existence of many alternative sources of informaiton.
Table of Contents
1. What gave you that idea?
The mass media of communication
2. Getting the message
Determining the overall message
Bias and propaganda techniques
De-coding some messages
News and current events
Impact of propaganda and advertising
3. This message was brought to you by . . .
1. Where the news comes from
2. Ownership and control
3. How do present trends affect the media's message?
4. Where does government fit in?
5. The global village
6. Isn't there any good news
4. Propaganda, bias and point of view
The first casualty
The Bloody Road to Zimbabwe
Textual analysis of The Bloody Road to Zimbabwe
The other side of the story
5. "Underdevelopment": Case studies
Case Study #1: Brazil
Case Study #2: The Atlantic Provinces
Conclusions: Where is the "Third World"?
6. Do not adjust . . .
Communication and modern world problems
1. The analysis
Postscript: the experience
Information centres/ sources
Of interest to educators
For Chapter 1:
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights
For Chapter 3:
Atlantic Canada media ownership
Thomson newspaper chain
A missing section on the elite
For Chapter 4:
Last of the few
List of tables
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