The social intuitionist model (SIM) highlights the superiority of intuitive emotions over reasoning process in the link of moral judgment and reasoning, addressing the issues of private or individual intuitions of moral judgments on an interpersonal communication level. While the SIM can be applied to explain why journalists are biased and prone to producing intuitive news stories, the hierarchy of influences model (HIM) offers a theoretical framework that affects media content, which journalists and media organizations create in a social and cultural approach to propaganda. This chapter explores how the integration of SIM and HIM demonstrates the path to propagandistic news stories manufactured by intuitive journalists and their biased news outlets on the macro social structure level.
Lim, Young Joon and Jennifer Lemanski. "Individual Journalistic Bias Leads to Public Propaganda: The Integration of Social Intuitionist Model (SIM) and Hierarchy of Influences Model (HIM)." Rationalist Bias in Communication Theory, edited by Leonard Shedletsky, IGI Global, 2021, pp. 140-154. http://doi:10.4018/978-1-7998-7439-3.ch008
Rationalist Bias in Communication Theory