Validated Independent News stories (VINs) report information and perspective that the public has a right and need to know, but to which it has limited access. Before being posted as a VIN, each story undergoes evaluation by student researchers and faculty evaluators to determine that it is important, timely, fact-based, well documented, and under-reported in the corporate media. These VINs are candidates for inclusion among the top 25 stories in Project Censored’s annual book.
According to a ProPublica investigation, foreign companies are increasingly helping students from China and other countries hack the US college application process with information and test answers acquired online. International students are being given direct answers to college entrance exams and even fully written applications and completed course work once they arrive on campus. The […]
Across the US, the number of women who are vulnerable to high-risk deliveries is rising, however doctors’ rarely warn patients of the potential for serious injuries and complications in vaginal birth, according to a report by Kiera Butler for Mother Jones. Women have a right to make informed decisions about their bodies and serious medical […]
Initiative 732 failed to pass on the Washington ballot during the November 2016 election, reported Jonathan Marshall of Consortium News. Based on a similar, successful strategy implemented in British Columbia, the $2 billion carbon tax proposal encouraged citizens to seek alternative energy sources and claimed to stimulate Washington’s economy by gradually increasing taxes on every […]
Early in 2016, a news story about dirty water in Flint, Michigan hit headlines. It wasn’t just the toxic drinking water that disturbed the public, it was the fact that drinking water with dangerously high levels of lead could be found in the United States. This was a shock, but what the establishment press under-reported […]