Alan  MacLeod Author of Evaluating Organization Development

Alan MacLeod

Dr. Alan MacLeod is a member of the Glasgow Media Group. After finishing his PhD in sociology in 2017 his first book, entitled "Bad News From Venezuela: Twenty Years of Fake News and Misreporting" was published in 2018. His research interests include social media and Internet subcultures, propaganda, fake news and Latin American politics. His current research centres around online hate groups and he is also writing a book updating and redefining Herman and Chomsky's propaganda model.


    PhD, Glasgow University, 2017

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    My main areas of research focus around media and journalism today. My first book, "Bad News From Venezuela" used the Glasgow Media Group's thematic analysis technique to cover the topic of fake news in the press with regards to the reporting of Venezuela.

    My upcoming book, scheduled for late 2018, called "Still Manufacturing Consent: the Propaganda Model in the Information Age", which collaborates with a number of academics, including Noam Chomsky, attempts to modernize and redefine Herman and Chomsky's propaganda model for the new media era we are in.

    I am interested in many aspects of modern social media too. I am also researching men's rights activism and its links to far-right political groups online and, in general, the radicalization of young people online.

Personal Interests

    I am an avid cyclist, runner and adventurer. I enjoy trekking, camping, climbing and outdoor activities in general.