Palgrave Studies in the History of the Media
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The British Press and the Greek Crisis, 1943–1949

Orchestrating the Cold-War ‘Consensus’ in Britain

Authors: Koutsopanagou, Gioula

  • - Provides the first detailed analysis of how interactions between government policy and Fleet Street affected the political coverage of the Greek civil war.
  • - Examines how a media consensus was influenced and molded by the British government and how Foreign Office channels were key to molding public attitudes to British foreign policy.
  • - Analyses media channels including the system of briefings given by the News Department to the diplomatic correspondents, and the contacts between embassies and the British foreign correspondents.
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This book provides the first detailed analysis of how interactions between government policy and Fleet Street affected the political coverage of the Greek civil war, one of the first major confrontations of the Cold War. During this period the exponential growth of media influence was an immensely potent weapon of psychological warfare. Throughout the 1940s the press maintained its position as the most powerful medium and its influence remained unchallenged. The documentary record shows that a British media consensus was more fabricated than spontaneous, and the tools of media persuasion and manipulation were extremely important in building acceptance for British foreign policy. Gioula Koutsopanagou examines how this media consensus was influenced and molded by the British government and how Foreign Office channels were key to molding public attitudes to British foreign policy. These channels included system of briefings given by the News Department to the diplomatic correspondents, and the contacts between embassies and the British foreign correspondents.

About the authors

Gioula Koutsopanagou is founding director of the Media History Workshop (ETMIET) in the Research Centre for Modern Greece at Panteion University, Greece. She is adjunct academic staff of the Faculty of Humanities at Hellenic Open University. She is the co-editor of the Encyclopedia of the Greek Press. Her monograph on British Cultural and Information Publicity Policy in Greece, 1943-1950 will be published in 2019.

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Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The British Press and the Greek Crisis, 1943–1949
Book Subtitle
Orchestrating the Cold-War ‘Consensus’ in Britain
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in the History of the Media
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-55155-9
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-55155-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-55154-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 370
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