Censored 2015: The Top Censored Stories and Media Analysis of 2013- 2014
Mickey Huff, Andy Lee Roth
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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.
Chile, Mexico, the US, and Canada, today’s key protagonists are indigenous communities who are mobilizing locally and trans-locally via intertwined networks of mining-affected communities and indigenous peoples. Their goals are about much more than “just saying no.” Drawing on the legacy of Latin American social movements, most communities are attempting to widen the scope of participatory democracy through the use of local assemblies, plebiscites, and other inventive forms of community
Homicides by Law Enforcement Officers: What is the Role of Mental Illness?, joint report of Treatment Advocacy Center and National Sheriffs’ Association, September 2013, http://tacreports.org/storage/documents/2013-justifiable-homicides.pdf. 388 Colin Loftin et al., “Underreporting of Justifiable Homicides Committed by Police Officers in the United States, 1976–1998,” American Journal of Public Health 93, no. 7 (2003): 1117–21. 389 Cooper and Smith, “Homicide Trends,” 32. 390 Burch, “Arrest
zombie gun control advocate, and—until a feminist campaign convinced Zombie Industries to discontinue it—the sexy “Ex Girlfriend Zombie.”484 Given that zombies function as the ultimate killable once-humans, it is crucial to pay attention to how the political category of zombies is wielded and by whom. Who are deemed not truly human, not fully alive, and thus monsters, undeserving of respect or protection?485 Through television programs like The Walking Dead and zombie-themed videogames, millions
define who a journalist was rather than what journalism itself was, a move that clearly challenged the notion of a free press by restricting who was protected as an official journalist. Another example reported by Andrew Taylor at the Associated Press (AP), of an amendment proposed in the House by Representative Alan Grayson (D-FL), “would block the Justice Department from compelling journalists from testifying about confidential information or sources.” The House version was broader in its
would one day perish as fools, in spite of our modern feats. Each day, when we crack the mics on Hard Knock Radio, we strive not to perish. DAVEY D is a longtime journalist, an adjunct professor at San Francisco State University, and a media justice advocate. Along with Anita Johnson, Weyland Southon, and Tsadae Neway, he is a cofounder of the award-winning, daily syndicated show Hard Knock Radio, which originates out of KPFA 94.1FM on Pacifica. His website is www.daveyd.com. FIGHTING THE