October 2008 marked the twentieth anniversary of the publication of Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media by Edward Herman and Noam Chomsky. Their Propaganda Model (PM), which attempted to explain the performance of the media in the United States (US), found that the media consistently served the interests of corporate and state power. Furthermore, they anticipated that the PM would be generally ignored within academia, which, all too often, also served the interests of corporate and state power.
How to Cite:
Mullen, A., (2017) “Editorial”, Westminster Papers in Communication and Culture 6(2), p.1-11. doi: https://doi.org/10.16997/wpcc.120