Start Date

28-4-2016 9:00 AM

End Date

28-4-2016 10:15 AM

Subjects

Press -- United States -- History -- 20th century, Press -- United States -- Political aspects, Cold War -- Political aspects, Visual communication

Description

This investigation evaluates the degree to which print media propaganda in America reflected its anti-Communist ideologies during the early years of the Cold War. Specifically, the decade following the end of World War II in 1945 is examined. The messages, mediums, and subjects addressed of four images are analyzed in order to determine the degree to which they embody anti-Communist sentiments. These four pieces include a Time magazine cover from 1950, a comic book cover, a page of a Life magazine fashion article, and an advertisement by Radio Free Europe. Through these images, a conclusion was reached that while anti-Communist sentiments pervaded all the works examined, they did differ in how explicitly they proclaimed this message.

Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/17122

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Print Media in the Cold War

This investigation evaluates the degree to which print media propaganda in America reflected its anti-Communist ideologies during the early years of the Cold War. Specifically, the decade following the end of World War II in 1945 is examined. The messages, mediums, and subjects addressed of four images are analyzed in order to determine the degree to which they embody anti-Communist sentiments. These four pieces include a Time magazine cover from 1950, a comic book cover, a page of a Life magazine fashion article, and an advertisement by Radio Free Europe. Through these images, a conclusion was reached that while anti-Communist sentiments pervaded all the works examined, they did differ in how explicitly they proclaimed this message.