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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.
Tags: Banned Books Week, Barbara Jones, Bradley Manning, censored 2014, Freedom to Read Foundation, Lane Tech, Office for Intellectual Freedom, On the Perks of Being a Wallflower, project censored, Project Censored Show