Censored 2000: The Year's Top 25 Censored Stories
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  • November 2000
  • 9781583220238

Censored 2000: The Year's Top 25 Censored Stories

Peter Phillips and Project Censored

Introduction by Mumia Abu-Jamal

Cartoons by Tom Tomorrow

Censored 2000, a collection of this year's 25 top censored or underreported news stories, stands in stark contrast to what you see on the nightly news or read in newspapers. With the deteriorating quality of news reporting, the downsizing of newsrooms and the struggle against media conglomerates, the importance of this acclaimed media resource grows. Along with the stories, Censored 2000 will focus on the journalists who struggle to bring important and unrecognized news to us. Censored 2000 will also include coverage of current activists, their issues and their work, and will present a discussion by the leading media specialists and journalists on the issue, "Is the press really free?"

Censored 2000 also features

-"Censored Deja Vu," Censored stories from previous years that have since received mainstream media coverage

-"Junk Food News," an annual survey of the most over-covered and least newsworthy stories that took up tons of valuable press time at the expense of real, substantive news

-update of "Less Access to Less Information By and About the U.S. Government," contributed by the American Library Association

-"Censored Resource Guide," a directory of alternative and organizations

-"Censored Guide to On-line Resources"

-"Alternative Writer's Market," which contains publication outlets for the underexposed

-"Censored Reprints," unexpurgated reprints of the top five Censored stories of the year.

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REVIEWS

"[Censored] should be affixed to the bulletin boards in every newsroom in America. And, perhaps read aloud to a few publishers and television executives." —Ralph Nader, The Oklahoma Observer

"A distant early warning system for society's problems." —American Journalism Review

About Peter Phillips and Project Censored

PETER PHILLIPS, former director of Project Censored, is Professor of Sociology at Sonoma State University. He is known for his op-ed pieces in the alternative press and independent newspapers nationwide, such as Z Magazine and Social Policy.

PROJECT CENSORED, founded in 1976 by Carl Jensen at Sonoma State University, has as its principal objective the advocacy for and protection of First Amendment rights and the freedom of information in the United States. In 2008, Project Censored received the PEN/Oakland Literary Censorship Award for the publication of Censored 2009. For more information, visit www.projectcensored.org.

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