Responding to terrorism using ethical means: The propaganda index

Tilley, E. N. (2005) Responding to terrorism using ethical means: The propaganda index. Communication Research Reports, 22 1: 69-77. doi:10.1080/00036810500059928

Author Tilley, E. N.
Title Responding to terrorism using ethical means: The propaganda index
Journal name Communication Research Reports   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0882-4096
Publication date 2005-12
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/00036810500059928
Volume 22
Issue 1
Start page 69
End page 77
Total pages 9
Editor L. Sparks
Place of publication Buckhannon, W. Va.
Publisher Routledge
Collection year 2005
Language eng
Subject C1
400104 Communication and Media Studies
751099 Communication not elsewhere classified
1903 Journalism and Professional Writing
2001 Communication and Media Studies
Abstract Determining whether communicationis as ethical as possible involves assessment of means (texts, language, and communication style) as well as ends (communication intent and outcomes). This article introduces the propaganda index as a ay to achieve the former. A tool that measures whether texts contain stylistic devices that have been elsewhere identified as classically propagandist, the index is first overviewed then applied to a case study text: the Australian Government “terror kit” information package. The case study analysis, combined with some background to the kit's reception in Australia, indicates that the high levels of propaganda were probably not helpful ti the kit in achieving its aims either ethically or effectively.
Keyword ethics
Textual Analysis
Q-Index Code C1

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