Censored 2010 : the top 25 censored stories /
edited by Peter Phillips and Mickey Huff ; with Project Censored ; introduction by Dahr Jamail ; cartoons by Khalil Bendib.
A Seven Stories Press 1st ed.
New York : Seven Stories Press, c2009.
xiv, 418 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
158322890X, 9781583228906
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New York : Seven Stories Press, c2009.
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The top censored stories of 2008 and 2009 / Peter Phillips, Tricia Boreta, and Project Censored : Introduction : Die, newspapers die: the dailies really died a generation ago, and now their corpses are following suit / Michael I. Niman -- Censored déjà vu: what happened to previous censored stories / Ben Frymer, Kate Sims, and Project Censored -- Infotainment society: junk food news and news abuse for 2008/2009 / Mickey Huff, Frances A. Capell, and Project Censored -- Signs of health: stories of hope and change from 2008/2009 / Kate Sims and Yes! Magazine -- Truth emergency: inside the military-industrial media empire / Peter Phillips and Mickey Huff -- Lying about war: deliberate propaganda and spin by the Pentagon / Diane Fasetta, ... [et al.] -- Fear & favor: fairness and accuracy in reporting / Peter Hart -- Index on censorship / Jo Glanville -- The hyperreality of a failing corporate media system / Andrew Hobbs and Peter Phillips -- Analysis of Project Censored: are we a left-leaning conspiracy-oriented organization? / Peter Phillips and Mickey Huff -- Election 2008: vanishing votes, disappearing democracy, and media misdirection / Brad Friedman -- Expanding investigative research for independent media and human betterment / Peter Phillips -- No "Pretty woman": human trafficking and domestic prostitution reconsidered / Aashika N. Damodar -- Water as commodity or commons? Issues from the 2009 World Water Forum / Andrew L. Roth -- Lesbian and gay standpoint films / James Dean.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Appeared in Library Journal on 2009-12-01:
Every year since 1976, Project Censored has reported on the most overlooked or misrepresented news stories of the past year. This year's volume has an additional overarching theme: corporate news is a dying system, and the public must look to other sources to understand what is happening in the world. Each chapter is written by a different contributor, with the stories covered ranging from the corruption related to the public bailouts of troubled corporations to environmental issues, international events, and the increasing segregation of U.S. schools. Other chapters examine the "junk food news" that the media did cover, such as the Brangelina twins and Octomom, and good news related to personal health and healthy communities; the final chapter shows how independent films represented homosexuality from 1980 to 2000. In addition, underreported stories from previous years are selectively updated, and key issues related to the state of contemporary media are discussed. VERDICT Essential reading for those who track the state of contemporary journalism and media, this work ranges widely and is easy to browse. Libraries with earlier volumes in the series will want to include this year's edition.-Judy Solberg, Seattle Univ. Lib. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
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Main Description
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.
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The bestselling Censored series - with over 150,000 copies in print - highlights each year's 25 most important underreported news stories, alerting readers to the negligence of corporate media and the resurgence of alternative media. Project Censored was founded in 1976 by Carl Jensen and has as its principal objective the advocacy for, and protection of, human rights and the freedom of information. Previous reporting has included important revelations on global warming, escalating trends in human trafficking and the use of napalm in Iraq.
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"Required reading for broadcasters, journalists, and well-informed citizens."-Los Angeles Times"Buy it, read it, act on it. Our future depends on the knowledge this collection of suppressed stories allows us."-San Diego Review"For the smart and courageous news manager, this annual report is a virtual road map for the coming year's news schedule. Many of these stories should, in an ideal news world, prompt deep and lengthy investigative efforts."-The Village Voice"A distant early warning system for society's problems."-American Journalism ReviewIn addition to highlighting the twenty-five most important underreported news stories, Censored 2010 includes in-depth essays on select issues, plus updates on previous years' censored stories and the "junk food" stories that get all the coverage. An invaluable alternative media resource.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.Peter Phillips, director of Project Censored, 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.Dahr Jamail is an independent journalist and author of Beyond the Green Zone: Dispatches from an Unembedded Journalist in Occupied Iraq. His stories have been published in The Nation, Al-Jazeera, and the Guardian, among others, and he has received several journalism awards.
Table of Contents
Prefacep. xi
Introductionp. 1
The Top Censored Stories of 2008 and 2009p. 7
Introduction: Die, Newspapers Die: The dailies really died a generation ago, and now their corpses are following suitp. 8
US Congress Sells Out to Wall Streetp. 12
US Schools are More Segregated Today than in the 1950sp. 16
Toxic Waste Behind Somali Piratesp. 19
Nuclear Waste Pools in North Carolinap. 24
Europe Blocks US Toxic Productsp. 26
Business Booms for Lobbyistsp. 29
Obama's Military Appointments Have Corrupt Pastp. 32
Bailed-Out Banks and America's Wealthiest Cheat IRS Out of Billionsp. 39
US Arms Used for War Crimes in Gazap. 42
Ecuador Declares Foreign Debt Illegitimatep. 46
Private Corporations Profit from the Occupation of Palestinep. 51
Mysterious Death of Mike Connell-Karl Rove's Election Thiefp. 56
Katrina's Hidden Race Warp. 60
Congress Invested in Defense Contractsp. 63
World Bank's Carbon Trade Fiascop. 67
US Repression of Haiti Continuesp. 72
The ICC Facilitates US Covert War in Sudanp. 78
Ecuador's Constitutional Rights of Naturep. 83
Bank Bailout Recipients Spent to Defeat Laborp. 86
Secret Control of the Presidential Debatesp. 88
Recession Causes States to Cut Welfarep. 91
Obama's Trilateral Commission Teamp. 94
Activists Slam World Water Forum as a Corporate-Driven Fraudp. 98
Dollar Glut Finances US Military Expansionp. 103
Fast Track Oil Exploitation in Western Amazonp. 106
Censored 2010 Honorable Mentionsp. 110
Censored Deja vu: What Happened to Previous Censored Storiesp. 121
Infotainment Society: Junk Food News and News Abuse for 2008/2009p. 147
Signs of Health: Stories of Hope and Change from 2008 and 2009p. 175
Truth Emergency: Inside the Military-Industrial Media Empirep. 197
Lying About War: Deliberate Propaganda and Spin by the Pentagonp. 221
Fear & Favor: Fairness and Accuracy in Reportingp. 233
Index on Censorshipp. 241
The Hyperrealilty of a Failing Corporate Media Systemp. 251
Analysis of Project Censored: Are We a Left-Leaning, Conspiracy-Oriented Organization?p. 261
Election 2008: Vanishing Votes, Disappearing Democracy, and Media Misdirectionp. 291
Expanding Investigative Research for Independent Media and Human Bettermentp. 317
No "Pretty Woman": Human Trafficking and Domestic Prostitution Reconsideredp. 333
Water as Commodity or Commons? Issues from the 2009 World Water Forump. 355
Lesbian and Gay Standpoint Filmsp. 367
Acknowledgmentsp. 383
About the Editorsp. 398
How to Support Project Censoredp. 401
Indexp. 403
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