Censored 2007: The Top 25 Censored Stories

Censored 2007: The Top 25 Censored Stories

by Peter Phillips, Project Censored, Robert Jensen, Tom Tomorrow
     
 

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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…  See more details below

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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.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Project Censored at Sonoma State University in California has been monitoring the news media for the past 30 years to produce an annual compilation of the most censored (that is, important and under-reported) stories. This carefully orchestrated project involves faculty and student researchers, community evaluators, and a national panel of judges representing a range of journalists and academics. The 2007 edition, overseen by project director Phillips, presents 25 stories for 2005 and 2006, with top honors going to the issue of network neutrality regarding regulation of the Internet. Other stories include the deteriorating health of the world's oceans, the increase in hunger and homelessness in the United States, and Halliburton's involvement in both selling nuclear technologies to Iran and building detention camps in the United States. Stories from the previous year are updated, as are the number one stories back to 1976. Supplementary sources and web sites are included, while additional chapters summarize the current state of the media and, on a lighter note, the excessive coverage of "junk food news" such as the possible wedding of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt. Cartoon illustrations by Tom Tomorrow provide welcome humor. This well-researched work is highly recommended for most libraries.
—Judy Solberg

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781583229767
Publisher:
Seven Stories Press
Publication date:
01/04/2011
Sold by:
Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

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, including freedom of information. In 2008, Project Censored received the PEN/Oakland Literary Censorship Award. Most recently, Project Censored received the 2014 Pillar Award in Journalism and New Media, given annually to persons of conscience, conviction, and achievement who stand up for what’s right and what’s true in the face of corporate and political intimidation. For more information, visit www.projectcensored.org.




From the Trade Paperback edition.

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