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Censored 2014: Fearless Speech in Fateful Times; The Top Censored Stories and Media Analysis of 2012-13

Censored 2014: Fearless Speech in Fateful Times; The Top Censored Stories and Media Analysis of 2012-13

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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 an international panel of judges. 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 Deja Vu, signs of hope in the alternative and news media, and the state of media bias and alternative coveragearound 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 lifesigns of our current collective desire to get the news we citizens need–despite what Big Media tells us.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful 4.0 out of 5 stars
Suppressed, Rejected, Ignored, February 16, 2014 By  Richard SibleySee all my reviews
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There are good stories here. None are covered in full, but the footnotes could lead a person closer to a thorough understanding of an issue such as what Bradley Manning said to justify his release of classified documents to Wikileaks. Of course, many of the notes refer to the backwater press, little-known websites, and blogs — where so many good stories can be found.
There are broader themes here, too. Stone and Kuznick’s quote "Americans believe that they are unbound by history" is a good lead-in to several controversial topics covered in Section III.
A few stories hit on what this reviewer considers to be very minor controversial matters — interesting only to a minority of readers.

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful 5.0 out of 5 stars
Great source of news coverage, March 30, 2014 By  Doak W. (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews
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You’d be surprised at how many important news stories are ignored or censored by the press This book serves a valuable resource in keeping you informed and updated. Every library should have a copy of the Censored …..series, the better informed a citizen leads to intelligent decision making at the ballot box.

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Censored News Stories, November 15, 2013 By  martin szillatSee all my reviews
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Anyone who values broadening his or her worldview should read the censored news stories within this book. It really makes you question why the corporate media chooses not to inform the public with stories such as these that could effect change if public awareness reached critical mass. Who controls the gatekeepers to the information?

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