Censored 2012: The Top 25 Censored Stories of 2010-11 by Mickey Huff, Project Censored

By Mickey Huff, Project Censored

Each year considering the fact that 1976, undertaking Censored, our nation's oldest news-monitoring group--a university-wide undertaking at Sonoma country college based via Carl Jensen, directed for a few years via Peter Phillips, and now below the management of Mickey Huff--has produced a Top-25 record of underreported information tales and a e-book, Censored, devoted to the tales that should be most sensible good points at the nightly information, yet which are lacking as a result of media bias and self-censorship. Seven tales Press has been publishing this yearbook in view that 1994, that includes the pinnacle tales indexed democratically so as of significance in line with scholars, college, and a countrywide panel of judges. all the most sensible tales is gifted at size, along updates from the investigative journalists who broke the tales. past the Top-25 tales, extra chapters delve extra into well timed media themes: The Censored information and Media research part presents annual updates on Junk nutrition information and information Abuse, Censored Déjà Vu, symptoms of desire within the replacement and information media, and the kingdom of media bias and replacement assurance world wide. within the fact Emergency part, students and reporters take a severe examine the US/NATO military-industrial-media empire. And within the venture Censored overseas part, the which means of media democracy all over the world is explored in shut organization with venture Censored associates in universities and at media organisations worldwide. A perennial favourite of booksellers, lecturers, and readers all over, Censored is among the most powerful existence symptoms of our present collective wish to get the inside track we electorate need--despite what significant Media tells us.

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Such developments illustrate what Tim Berners-Lee, creator of the Web, termed in 1999 “intercreativity”—collaborative creative work made possible through the adoption of digital media technologies. For Berners-Lee, the Web was never intended to be about delivering content to passive audiences, but to be about shared creativity. Twentiethcentury media were pretty much produced in one place by some people and consumed in other places by other people. For the most part, you didn’t go to CNN’s studios to watch the news, and for the most part, they didn’t come to your place to produce the news.

Goodman reiterates: Introduction 35 “Media consolidation. Media concentration. It’s a tremendous threat. The more radio stations and TV stations that are owned by just a few corporations—that is the greatest threat to a democratic society. . The Clear Channeling of America has to be challenged. ” Fernandes emphasizes media justice: We don’t only need to work on simply taking media out of corporate hands. Because simply taking it out of corporate hands means that we’ll most likely fall into elite white hands.

Cause we need the slick production of MTV to win over all our highschoolers. ” Alternative media seeks to feature the voices of the public, of communities, those not usually represented in corporate media. In Amy Goodman’s words, People are experts on their own lives. And that’s the power of [grassroots media]. That’s when people take hope. I always find it amazing, in the most difficult situations we cover, that people feel hopeful. They don’t get overwhelmed by it. But there’s something about hearing about someone doing something about something—it’s not just about the problem, it’s about how people are responding to it, that ultimately is hopeful.

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