Project Censored is the oldest news-monitoring group in the United States, founded by Carl Jensen at Sonoma State University, directed for many years by Peter Phillips, and now under the leadership of Mickey Huff. Every year since 1976, the Project has produced a top-25 list of underreported news items and a book, Censored, dedicated to the stories that ought to be top features on the nightly news but aren't, thanks mainly to media bias and self-censorship. Seven Stories Press has been publishing this yearbook since 1994.
Each of the top stories is presented at length, alongside updates from the investigative reporters who broke it. Beyond the top 25 stories, additional chapters delve further into timely media topics: The Censored News and Media Analysis section provides annual updates on what the Project calls Junk Food News, News Abuse, and Censored Déjà Vu; signs of hope in the mainstream and alternative news media; and the state of media bias and alternative coverage around the world. In the Truth Emergency section, scholars and journalists take a critical look at the US/NATO military-industrial-media empire. And in the Project Censored International section, the meaning of media democracy worldwide is explored in close collaboration with Project Censored affiliates in universities and at media organizations all over the world.
A perennial favorite of booksellers, teachers, and readers everywhere, Censored is one of the strongest signs of our collective desire for the news we, as citizens, need -- despite what Big Media tells us.