"Twenty Years at the Margins: The Herman-Chomsky Propaganda Model and Critical Media and Communication Studies, 1988-2008" - one-day conference on Friday 19 December 2008 (930am-530pm) at Northumbria University in Newcastle upon Tyne.
2008 marks the twentieth anniversary of the publication of Manufacturing Consent by Edward Herman and Noam Chomsky. This conference aims to celebrate the media analyses of Herman and Chomsky, to critically assess the application and ongoing relevance of the Propaganda Model in the 21st century, and to take stock of the achievements of critical media and communication studies over the past few decades.
Keynote speakers will include Alison Edgley, David Miller, Tom O'Malley and Peter Wilkin. There will also be a contribution by Edward Herman and Noam Chomsky. There will be panels and papers on the Propaganda Model and Marxism, the Propaganda Model and the Internet, complementary theories, the five filters and applying the Propaganda Model elsewhere. The conference is open to all and the cost is £20 (includes lunch and refreshments). For more information, email Andy Mullen (andrew.mullen[at]unn.ac.uk).