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Persuasion or Propaganda

Persuasion or Propaganda

There is a fine line between persuasion and propaganda. Propaganda is prevalent in the media and in our society. In this assignment you will explore what makes information propaganda.

Choose any story from a news related magazine or website. The story should integrate both images and written work. Read the story then examine the images supporting the story.

In a 1-2 page essay, identify the persuasive angle of the story. Describe how the use of images support that angle. Then determine if the story is propaganda or not and explain why. In your explanation explore the target audience of the story’s source and the group or organization behind the story. Include a proper APA citation noting the source of the story





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On 20th April 2014, the New York Times published a story titled, Photos Link Masked Men in East Ukraine to Russia which can be found in this link, http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/21/world/europe/photos-link-masked-men-in-east-ukraine-to-russia.html. The persuasion angle of the story was to show the involvement of Russian Special Forces in the East Ukraine protests. The story purported that several men who were Russian forces were photographed in the protests and it provides the specific photographs to ascertain the claims. Images were used to support this and they were even circled to identify the specific men and the uniforms they wore. There was also a photograph


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