Censored 1996: The News That Didn't Make the News / Edition 20

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Overview

The yearly volumes of Censored, in continuous publication since 1976 and since 1995 available through Seven Stories Press, is 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. The top stories are 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.
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Editorial Reviews

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The annual featuring of the top 25 censored news stories of the year presented in synopsis and with commentary by the original authors as a public service of Project Censored. In addition to the selected stories, the volume features censored stories from the past that have finally received media coverage, a review of "junk food news", and the top ten censored books of the year. An introduction by Walter Cronkite lends supreme journalistic approval to this "tip sheet" on the important stories that the public doesn't see. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781888363012
  • Publisher: Seven Stories Press
  • Publication date: 4/28/1996
  • Series: Censored Series
  • Edition description: 20TH ANNIVERSARY
  • Edition number: 20
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.96 (d)

Meet the Author

PROJECT CENSORED, founded in 1976 by Carl Jensen, 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.
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.
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