20 Years of Censored News

20 Years of Censored News

4.0 1
by Carl Jensen
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

Based on the work of Project Censored, the national media research project, 20 Years of Censored News reveals, year by year, the top censored news stories from 1976 to 1995. Of the 200 stories presented, less than 25 percent ever received sustained attention in the mainstream press. A disturbing report card of the media's long-term performance, 20 Years of Censored

…  See more details below

Overview

Based on the work of Project Censored, the national media research project, 20 Years of Censored News reveals, year by year, the top censored news stories from 1976 to 1995. Of the 200 stories presented, less than 25 percent ever received sustained attention in the mainstream press. A disturbing report card of the media's long-term performance, 20 Years of Censored News provides rigorous documentation of the national news media's failure to keep the public informed.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
As a professor of communications studies at Sonoma State University in California, Jensen (CensoredThe News That Didn't Make the News and Why, 1900-1996) founded Project Censored, a media research project that has drawn as judges the likes of Noam Chomsky, Hugh Downs, Jessica Mitford and Bill Moyers. In this examination of print and electronic news coverage from 1976 through 1996, each chapter opens with the Associated Press's list of the 10 most important stories of the year, followed by Project Censored's list of the 10 most significant stories ignored by the mainstream media. The book contends, for example, that during 1994 "the news media flooded America with O.J. Simpson sensationalism," while a host of domestic issues were overlooked (e.g., the EPA's retreat on the ozone crisis, the resurgence of TB). The text demonstrates a pattern of media outlets wary of offending large corporations, of government agencies withholding or distorting stories and of a military causing more environmental pollution than the corporate offenders. Parenti controversially charges in his introduction, "Media bias... [favors] management over labor, corporations over corporate critics, affluent whites over inner-city poor, officialdom over protesters." The text is supplemented by stinging and witty cartoons by Tom Tomorrow. (Dec.)
Booknews
Jensen (communication studies, emeritus, Sonoma State U. and former director of Project Censored) harshly criticizes the national news media's failure to keep the public informed, analyzing 20 of the most compelling news stories of the past two decades which were only cursorily covered, if not ignored. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781888363524
Publisher:
Seven Stories Press
Publication date:
09/01/1997
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
5.52(w) x 4.46(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

DR. CARL JENSEN is a professor emeritus of Sociology and Communications Studies at Sonoma State University in California and the author of Censored-The News That Didn't Make the News and Why from 1976 to 1996, and 20 Years of Censored News, in 1997. He founded Project Censored, the internationally recognized media research project, in 1976.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >