It is the emergence of mass media which makes possible the use of propaganda techniques on a societal scale.
The Future of Online Journalism
Watch Renee Hobbs' speech, "How Audiences Respond to the Merging of Art, Online Journalism and Advocacy" at Ohio State University's Moritz College of Law. She spoke at an invitational conference on The Future of Online Journalism: News, Community, and Democracy in the Digital Age on March 29 - 30, 2012.
This conference brought together leading figures from communication studies, economics, journalism, law, and sociology to discuss the economic viability of online news and the impact of online journalism on community information needs and democratic self-governance. Learn more about the program here.