Censored 2010: The Top 25 Censored Stories of 2008–09
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  • September 2009
  • 9781583228906

Censored 2010: The Top 25 Censored Stories of 2008–09

Peter Phillips, Mickey Huff, and Project Censored

Introduction by Dahr Jamail Cartoons by Khalil Bendib

Every year since 1976, Project Censored, our nation's oldest news-monitoring group—a university-wide project at Sonoma State University founded by Carl Jensen, directed for many years by Peter Phillips, and now under the leadership of Mickey Huff—has produced a Top-25 list of underreported news stories and a book, Censored, dedicated to the stories that ought to be top features on the nightly news, but that are missing because of media bias and self-censorship. Seven Stories Press has been publishing this yearbook since 1994, featuring the top stories listed democratically in order of importance according to students, faculty, and a national panel of judges. Each of the top stories is presented at length, alongside updates from the investigative reporters who broke the stories. Beyond the Top-25 stories, additional chapters delve further into timely media topics: The Censored News and Media Analysis section provides annual updates on Junk Food News and News Abuse, Censored Déjà Vu, signs of hope in the alternative and 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 association 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 life signs of our current collective desire to get the news we citizens need—despite what Big Media tells us. Click here for more Project Censored titles.

REVIEWS

"Required reading for broadcasters, journalists, and well-informed citizens." —Los Angeles Times

"Buy it, read it, act on it. Our future depends on the knowledge this collection of suppressed stories allows us." —San Diego Review

"Carefully orchestrated … This well-researched work is highly recommended for most libraries." —Library Journal

About Peter Phillips, Mickey Huff, 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.

MICKEY HUFF is the new Director of Project Censored and sits on the Board of Directors of the Media Freedom Foundation (MFF), which oversees Project Censored. He works closely with former Project Censored director Dr. Peter Phillips through MFF and helps coordinate the new Project Censored International College and Affiliates Program. He posts at the Project Censored blog, and is an associate professor of history at Diablo Valley College, as well as a musician and composer for over 20 years. He lives with his family just outside Berkeley, CA.

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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