Headline

Abstract

Ojano, J.C. (2016). Headline, Unpublished Undergraduate Thesis, University of the Philippines College of Mass Communication

During the course of one night, a young journalist is set to finish his investigative report that will expose the private army of an influential religious group. His work is interrupted by an e-mail from his source informing him about the recent conflicts inside the church, urging him to listen to three audio files containing confessions of members from the said religious group.

The film uses Louis Althusser’s theory of ideology, focusing on how the repressive (government) and the ideological (religious institution) are strongly connected in upholding the status quo. The film also delves on how a religious institution can both act as an ideological and repressive state apparatus.


Keywords: politics, media, religion, ideology, journalism

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