Posts tagged “censored 2014”

  • Project Censored Filmmakers Host 3 Screenings

    February 23, 2014

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    Sunday, February 23: 7:00-9:00pm
    Chaplin Theatre at Raleigh Studios
    5300 Melrose Ave, Hollywood, CA 90038

    Monday, February 24: 7:00-9:00pm
    Rose Hills Theatre, Smith Campus Center
    170 E. 6th Street, Pomona College, Claremont 91711

    Tuesday, February 25: 6:00-7:30pm
    Warren Auditorium, Mother Rosalie Hill Hall
    University of San Diego, San Diego, CA 92110

    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.

    Project Censored The Movie: Ending the Reign of Junk Food News takes an in-depth look at what is wrong with today’s US news media and highlights the work of media democracy organization Project Censored and its 37-year mission to promote media literacy education as an antidote to top-down, managed news propaganda and censorship. 

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  • Censored 2014: “brutal yet essential reading”

    October 8, 2013

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    Publisher’s Weekly recently reviewed Censored 2014: Fearful Speech in Fateful Times, noting that although these stories are hard to read, and even harder to believe, they are a must.

    “This book is evident of Project Censored’s profoundly important work in educating readers on current events and the skills needed to be a critical thinker.” 

    Read the full review here.

    For almost forty years, Project Censored has has worked round-the-clock for the advocacy and protection of First Amendment rights and the freedom of information in the United States. Censored 2014 includes stories that you didn’t hear about, but should have, including the rise of anti-government groups in the US; human rights violations at home and abroad; environmental threats, including fracking; and maybe most importantly, “Junk Food News” and the media’s tendency towards misinformation, deception, and propaganda.

    For more information, buy your copy of Censored 2014: Fearful Speech in Fateful Times, or visit www.projectcensored.org.

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  • Censored 2014 Book Release Party

    October 5, 2013

    Berkeley Book Release Party
    October 5, 2013 @  yPM
    Moe’s Books
    2476 Telegraph Ave,  Berkeley

     

    Celebrate the release of Censored 2014: Fearless Speech in Fateful Times at Moe’s Books on Saturday, October 5th at 7pm.

    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 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.

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  • Censored 2014 is on sale TODAY! Want to know the most underreported news stories of 2012-13?

    October 1, 2013

    How did you celebrate Banned Books Week last week?

    Unfortunately, media and literary censorship is an issue facing US citizens every week of the year. Project Censored has been fighting since 1976 to bring attention to news stories that have been ignored or under-reported in the mainstream media.

    TODAY is the release of Project Censored’s Censored 2014, featuring the annual list of the top 25 under-reported news stories.

    Each year, over 200 faculty members, students, and community experts review hundreds of story submissions for coverage, content, reliability of sources, and national significance.  The top twenty-five stories are submitted to a panel of judges who then rank them in order of importance. Current and former judges include Michael Parenti, Cynthia McKinney, Howard Zinn, and Noam Chomsky. The twenty-five stories in this year’s edition are clustered by topic in order to provide greater context, with the first and most important topic focusing on past and present whistle blowers and their role in keeping the public informed.

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