“With the development of modern mass communication there is increasing difficulty in distinguishing propaganda material from non-propaganda material…The conscious selection by editors of “stacked news,” as well as their unwitting publication of copy prepared in the interest of special groups, complicates even for those readers who would distinguish, the discrimination between  propaganda and other material…The most innocent material, on the surface, may actually be quite other than it seems.”

 –Malcolm Willey, “Communication Agencies and the Volume of Propaganda,” 1935


About mishell014

Major in Communications with a minor in Sport Management at St. John Fisher College.

3 responses »

  1. tjkrickovich says:

    Malcolm Willey was a G.

  2. Willey’s decription of distiguishing between propaganda material and non-propaganda material is why PR people can be so effective.

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