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Other titles in the Censored: The News That Didn't Make the News -- The Year's Top 25 Censored Stories series:
Censored 2009by Peter Phillips
Synopses & Reviews
“Carefully orchestrated. . . . This well-researched work is highly recommended for most libraries.”—Library Journal (starred review)
“Buy it, read it, act on it. Our future depends on the knowledge this collection of suppressed stories allows us.”—The San Diego Review
“Required reading for broadcasters, journalists, and well-informed citizens.”—Los Angeles Times
The best-selling Censored series—with over 150,000 copies in print—highlights each year’s twenty-five most important underreported news stories, alerting readers to the negligence of corporate media and the resurgence of alternative media.
Peter Phillips, director of Project Censored, is an associate professor of sociology at Sonoma State University. He is known for his pieces in the alternative press and independent newspapers nationwide, such as Z Magazine and Social Policy.
Andrew Roth, associate director of Project Censored, is an assistant professor of sociology at Sonoma State University. His research explores how the conventions of journalism shape news content and coverage of environmental issues.
Project Censored, founded in 1976 by Carl Jensen, has as its principal objective the advocacy for and protection of First Amendment rights and the freedom of information in the United States.
The breaking news stories you won't find anywhere else.
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.
About the Author
PROJECT CENSORED, founded in 1976 by Carl Jensen, has as its principal objective the advocacy for and protection of First Amendment rights and the freedom of information in the United States. In 2008, Project Censored received the PEN/Oakland Literary Censorship Award for the publication of Censored 2009. For more information, visit www.projectcensored.org.
PETER PHILLIPS, director emeritus of Project Censored and president of the Media Freedom Foundation, is an associate professor of sociology at Sonoma State University. He is known for his op-ed pieces in the alternative press and independent newspapers nationwide, such as Z Magazine and Social Policy. He is also the winner of the 2009 Dallas Smythe Award, presented by the Union for Democratic Communication.
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