It is well known that the dissemination of propaganda is an important function of the news media. But you can’t find many books on propaganda techniques in the media. Media, Propaganda and the Politics of Intervention (2017) is a new book by Florian Zollman what will answer the questions about the techniques that propaganda uses in the modern world.
Florian Zollman is a lecturer in Journalism at Newcastle University. Zollmann previously worked as a lecturer at the German Sport University Cologne, the University of Lincoln and Liverpool Hope University. Zollmann’s research has been widely published in international academic journals and edited collections. With other colleagues he edited Peace Journalism, War and Conflict Resolution (Peter Lang, 2010).
The book is based on examination of 1,911 newspaper articles, Zollmann investigates USA, UK and German media reporting of the military operations in Kosovo, Iraq, Libya, Syria and Egypt. The book demonstrates some evidence that the news media plays a crucial propaganda role in military interventions around the world.
Zollmann’s work will be interesting to communication specialists and journalists, as well as PR student and professors.