Censored 2010: The Top 25 Censored Stories of 200809

Censored 2010: The Top 25 Censored Stories of 200809

by Peter Phillips, Khalil Bendib, Project Project Censored, Mickey Huff
     
 

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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

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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
Every year since 1976, Project Censored has reported on the most overlooked or misrepresented news stories of the past year. This year's volume has an additional overarching theme: corporate news is a dying system, and the public must look to other sources to understand what is happening in the world. Each chapter is written by a different contributor, with the stories covered ranging from the corruption related to the public bailouts of troubled corporations to environmental issues, international events, and the increasing segregation of U.S. schools. Other chapters examine the "junk food news" that the media did cover, such as the Brangelina twins and Octomom, and good news related to personal health and healthy communities; the final chapter shows how independent films represented homosexuality from 1980 to 2000. In addition, underreported stories from previous years are selectively updated, and key issues related to the state of contemporary media are discussed. VERDICT Essential reading for those who track the state of contemporary journalism and media, this work ranges widely and is easy to browse. Libraries with earlier volumes in the series will want to include this year's edition.—Judy Solberg, Seattle Univ. Lib.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781583228906
Publisher:
Seven Stories Press
Publication date:
10/01/2009
Pages:
432
Sales rank:
992,783
Product dimensions:
5.52(w) x 8.56(h) x 1.11(d)

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.

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