Our Visual Persuasion Gap

March 2010
Parameters: U.S. Army War College;Spring2010, Vol. 40 Issue 1, p101
Academic Journal
The article discusses the persuasive power of visual media in an information society. The effect of visual rhetoric or images on target audiences is discussed. A visual information gap is mentioned. Visual propaganda from violent groups or extremists such as Al Qaeda, which reaches the public via geopolitical mass media outlets, is discussed. Topics include national security, visual literacy, persuasive themes such as xenophobia, and the use of master narratives in propaganda.


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