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Censored 2015

Inspiring We the People; The Top Censored Stories and Media Analysis of 2013- 2014

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Illustrated by Khalil BendibAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Khalil Bendib
Foreword by Ralph NaderAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Ralph Nader

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Synopsis

Synopsis

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.

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.
Mickey Huff|Andy Lee Roth|Project Censored|Ralph Nader|Khalil Bendib

About Mickey Huff

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MICKEY HUFF is director of Project Censored and serves on the board of the Media Freedom Foundation. To date, he has edited or coedited six volumes of Censored and contributed numerous chapters to these works dating back to 2008. Additionally, he has coauthored several chapters on media and propaganda for other scholarly publications, most recently Flashpoint in Ukraine from Clarity Press (2014). He is currently professor of social science and history at Diablo Valley College in the San Francisco Bay Area, where he is cochair of the history department. Huff is cohost with former Project Censored director Dr. Peter Phillips of The Project Censored Show, the weekly syndicated public affairs program that originates from KPFA Pacifica Radio in Berkeley CA. For the past several years, Huff has worked on the national planning committee of Banned Books Week, working with the American Library Association and the National Coalition Against Censorship, of which Project Censored is a member. He is also a longtime musician and composer. He lives with his family in Northern California.  

About Andy Lee Roth

Andy Lee Roth - Censored 2015
ANDY LEE ROTH is the associate director of Project Censored. He has coedited four previous editions of Project Censored’s yearbook, in addition to contributing chapters on Iceland and the commons (Censored 2014), the Military Commissions Act (Censored 2009) and news photographs depicting the human cost of war (Censored 2008). His research on topics ranging from ritual to broadcast news interviews and communities organizing for parklands has also appeared in journals including the International Journal of Press/Politics;Social Studies of ScienceMedia, Culture & SocietyCity & Community; and Sociological Theory. He reviews books for YES! Magazine. He earned a PhD in Sociology at the University of California–Los Angeles and a BA in Sociology and Anthropology at Haverford College. As of fall 2014, he teaches sociology at Pomona College and serves on the boards of the Media Freedom Foundation and the Claremont Wildlands Conservancy.

About Project Censored

Project Censored - Censored 2015
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. For more information, visit www.projectcensored.org. 

About Ralph Nader

Ralph Nader - Censored 2015

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For more than four decades RALPH NADER has challenged corporations, government agencies, and institutions to be more accountable to the public. From fighting for car safety in the 1960s, to opposing the policies of the World Trade Organization, to running for president, Nader continues to be a relentless force for grassroots activism and democratic change.

About Khalil Bendib

Khalil Bendib - Censored 2015
Award-winning Berkeley-based editorial cartoonist KHALIL BENDIB’s cartoons are regularly featured in dozens of small and mid-size newspapers across the country, and they can be viewed at www.bendib.com. His work has run in USA TodayThe New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, and numerous other large newspapers. His latest book of political cartoons is Too Big to Fail.
Praise

Praise

Praise for Censored 2014:
 
“It is always a must read.”—Ralph Nader, Huffington Post
 
“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.”—Publishers Weekly
 
“[Project Censored is] a clarion call for truth telling.”—Daniel Ellsberg
 
“[T]he most important stories of the year that you never saw or heard about.”—Diane Ravitch, author of The Death and Life of the Great American School System

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