Semantics and ethics of propaganda

Journal of Mass Media Ethics 16 (2 & 3):121 – 137 (2001)
This article explores shifting definitions of propaganda, because how we define the slippery enterprise determines whether we perceive propaganda to be ethical or unethical. I also consider the social psychology and semantics of propaganda, because our ethics are shaped by and reflect our belief systems, values, and language behaviors. Finally, in the article I redefine propaganda in a way that should inform further studies of the ethics of this pervasive component of modern society.
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DOI 10.1207/S15327728JMME1602&3_4
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Walter Lippmann (1946). Public Opinion. Philosophical Review 55:497.
Alfred Korzybski (1941). Science and Sanity an Introduction to Non-Aristotelian Systems and General Semantics. International Non-Aristotelian Library, Science Press Printing Company, Distributors.

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Stanley B. Cunningham (2001). Responding to Propaganda: An Ethical Enterprise. Journal of Mass Media Ethics 16 (2 & 3):138 – 147.

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