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“Censored 2014 is a clarion call for truth telling. Not only does this volume highlight fearless speech in fateful times, it connect the dots between the key issues we face, lauds our whistleblowers and amplifies their voices, and shines light in the dark places of our government that most need exposure.” –Daniel Ellsberg, The Pentagon Papers
“At a time when the need for independent journalism and for media outlets unaffiliated with and untainted by the government and corporate sponsors is greater than ever, Project Censored has created a context for reporting the complete truths in all matters that matter. . . . It is therefore left to us to find sources for information we can trust. . . . It is in this task that we are fortunate to have an ally like Project Cen-sored.” —Dahr Jamail
“Most journalists in the United States believe the press here is free. That grand illusion only helps obscure the fact that, by and large, the US corporate press does not report what’s really going on, while tuning out, or laughing off, all those who try to do just that. Americans–now more than ever–need those outlets that do labor to report some truth. Project Censored is not just among the bravest, smartest, and most rigorous of those outlets, but the only one that’s wholly focused on those stories that the corporate press ignores, downplays, and/or distorts. This latest book is therefore a must read for anyone who cares about this country, its tottering economy, and–most important– what’s now left of its democracy.” –Mark Crispin Miller, author, professor of media ecology, New York University.
“For ages, I’ve dreamed of a United States where Project Censored isn’t necessary, where these crucial stories and defining issues are on the front page of the New York Times, the cover of Time, and in heavy rotation on CNN. That world still doesn’t exist, but we always have Project Censored’s yearly book to pull together the most important things the corporate media ignored, missed, or botched.” –Russ Kick, author of You Are Being Lied To, Everything You Know Is Wrong, and the New York Times bestselling series The Graphic Canon.
“Project Censored continues to be an invaluable resource in exposing and highlighting shocking stories that are routinely minimized or ignored by the corporate media. The vital nature of this work is underscored by this year’s NSA leaks. The world needs more brave whistle blowers and independent journalists in the service of reclaiming democracy and challenging the abuse of power. Project Censored stands out for its commitment to such work.” —Deepa Kumar, author of Islamophobia and the Politics of Empire and associate professor of Media Studies and Middle Eastern Studies at Rutgers University
“One of the most significant media research projects in the country.” —I. F. Stone
“[Censored] offers devastating evidence of the dumbing-down of main-stream news in America. . . . 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 col-lection of suppressed stories allows us.” —San Diego Review
“In another home run for Project Censored, Censored 2013 shows how the American public has been bamboozled, snookered, and dumbed down by the corporate media. It is chock-full of ‘ah-ha’ moments where we understand just how we’ve been fleeced by banksters, stripped of our civil liberties, and blindly led down a path of never-ending war.” –Medea Benjamin, author of Drone Warfare, cofounder of Global Exchange and CODEPINK.
“Hot news, cold truths, utterly uncensored.” —Greg Palast
“Activist groups like Project Censored . . . are helping to build the media democracy movement. We have to challenge the powers that be and rebuild media from the bottom up.” —Amy Goodman
“The staff of Project Censored presents their annual compilation of the previous year’s 25 stories most overlooked by the mainstream media along with essays about censorship and its consequences. The stories include an 813% rise in hate and anti-government groups since 2008, human rights violations by the US Border Patrol, and Israeli doctors injecting Ethiopian immigrants with birth control without their consent. Other stories focus on the environment, like the effects of fracking and Monsantos GMO seeds. The writers point out misinformation and outright deception in the media, including CNN relegating factual accounts to the “opinion” section and the whitewashing of Margaret Thatcher’s career following her death in 2013, unlike Hugo Chavez, who was routinely disparaged in the coverage following his death. One essay deals with the proliferation of “Junk Food News,” in which “CNN and Fox News devoted more time to ‘Gangnam Style’ than the renewal of Uganda’s ‘Kill the Gays’ law.” Another explains common media manipulation tactics and outlines practices to becoming a more engaged, free-thinking news consumer or even citizen journalist. Rob Williams remarks on Hollywood’s “deep and abiding role as a popular propaganda provider” via Argo and Zero Dark Thirty. An expose on working conditions in Chinese Apple factories is brutal yet essential reading. This book is evident of Project Censored’s profoundly important work in educating readers on current events and the skills needed to be a critical thinker.” -Publisher’s Weekly said about Censored 2014 (Oct.)
“Project Censored interrogates the present in the same way that Oliver Stone and I tried to interrogate the past in our Untold History of the United States. It not only shines a penetrating light on the American Empire and all its deadly, destructive, and deceitful actions, it does so at a time when the Obama administration is mounting a fierce effort to silence truth-tellers and whistleblowers. Project Censored provides the kind of fearless and honest journalism we so desperately need in these dangerous times.” —Peter Kuznick, professor of history, American University, and coauthor, with Oliver Stone, of The Untold History of the United States
“Project Censored brings to light some of the most important stories of the year that you never saw or heard about. This is your chance to find out what got buried.” –Diane Ravitch, author of The Death and Life of the Great American School System.
“Project Censored is one of the organizations that we should listen to, to be assured that our newspapers and our broadcasting outlets are practicing thorough and ethical journalism.” —Walter Cronkite
“Those who read and support Project Censored are in the know.” —Cynthia McKinney
“[Censored] should be affixed to the bulletin boards in every newsroom in America. And, perhaps read aloud to a few publishers and television executives.” —Ralph Nader
“Project Censored shines a spotlight on news that an informed public must have . . . a vital contribution to our democratic process.” —Rhoda H. Karpatkin, president, Consumer’s Union

Media Map of Major Media Ownership and Governance

A board of directors is a group of individuals chosen by the stockholders of a company to promote their interests through the governance of the company. Board members in most legal jurisdictions have specific fiduciary duties, whereby they act for the benefit of others.

In the United States and most other industrialized countries the board hires a chief executive officer (CEO), President, and other professional managers to run the day-to-day operations of the company, while the board retains a high-level form of oversight. Typically corporate boards are involved in issues of ownership, strategy, financing, and mergers and acquisitions.


Media Company (Assets in Millions) Associated Boards Board of Directors
GannettTotal Current Assets 1,370,695

Total Assets 15,399,251

Asia Pacific Fund, Inc.Associated Press

Carlisle Companies, Inc.

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Chubb Corporation

Continental Airlines, Inc.

Electronic Data Systems Corporation

Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.

Graduate School of Journalism, Columbia University

KB Home Corporation

Lennar Corporation

Lockheed Martin Corporation

Orange S.A.

PepsiCo, Inc.

Prudential Mutual Funds

SunTrust Banks, Inc

Target Corporation

Temple-Inland Corporation

Trustee, Financial Accounting Foundation

UnitedHealth Group

WGL Holdings, Inc.

Douglas H. McCorkindale

Louis D. Boccardi

James A. Johnson

Duncan M. McFarland

Stephen P. Munn

Donna E. Shalala

Solomon D. Trujillo

Karen Hastie Williams

New York TimesTotal Current Assets 613,893

Total Assets 3,949,857

Alcoa (Aluminum Company of America)APCOA Parking AG, German

Augustana College

Bewerbungskomitee Leipzig 2012

Carlyle Group, 2001

Eli Lilly and Company
KarstadtQuelle AG, German

Fitch Ratings, a U.S./U.K.

Flamel Technologies S.A

Ford Motor Company

Hallmark Cards, Inc.

International Herald Tribune

Johnson & Johnson

Lehman Brothers Holdings, Inc.
Staples, Inc.

Lucent Technologies Inc.

PepsiCo, Inc.

Polestar Corporation, a British company

Times Square Business Improvement District
LHIW Real Estate Development Partnership

U.S. Venture Partners
North Castle Partners, LLC

W.R. Grace & Co.

John F. AkersBrenda C. Barnes

Raul E. Cesan

Lynn G. Dolnick

Michael Golden

William E. Kennard, David E. Liddle

Ellen R. Marram

Thomas Middelhoff

Janet L. Robinson

Henry B. Schacht

Arthur Sulzberger, Jr.

Cathy J. Sulzberger

Doreen A. Toben

Washington Post

Total Current Assets 754,367

Total Assets 4,316,641

Berkshire Hathaway Inc.Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Brookings Institution

Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

Georgetown University

IAC/InterActiveCorp, USA Interactive

Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP

BrassRing, Inc

Pulitzer Prize Board,

District of Columbia College Access Program

Federal City Council in Washington, DC.

Summit Fund of Washington

Coca-Cola Company

Gillette Company

Life Trustee

Urban Institute Member

American Academy of Arts and Sciences


Coca-Cola Company

New York University

Medical Sciences at UCLA

Conservation International

Channel 13/WNET

School of Cinema-Television, USC

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Robert C. Maynard Institute for Journalism Education

White Mountains Insurance Group, Inc.

Madison Square Boys and Girls Club
Pinkerton Foundation
Life Director and Chairman Emeritus, National Multiple Sclerosis Society
John M. Olin Foundation
William S. Paley Foundation
Arthur Ross Foundation
Museum of Television and Radio

The Jackson Laboratory

RAND Corporation

USC Annenberg School for Communication

Southern California Public Radio

Berkshire Hathaway

Edison International

City National Corporation

Dun & Bradstreet Corporation

Moody’s Investors Service

J.P. Morgan & Co. Inc.

Morgan Guaranty Trust Company of New York

Union Pacific Corporation

Yankee Publishing Inc.

General Electric Investments

Advisory Board of Directorship

White Burkett Miller Center of Public Affairs, University of Virginia

Protestant Episcopal Cathedral Foundation

Newspapers of New England, Inc.

Bakersfield (California) Californian

Associated Press

Donald E. GrahamWarren E. Buffett, Barry Diller

John L. Dotson Jr. Melinda French Gates

George J. Gillespie III Ronald L. Olson

Alice M. Rivlin

Richard D. Simmons

George W. Wilson

Knight-RidderTotal Current Assets 549,795

Total Assets 4,222,278

Adobe Systems, Inc.Echelon Corporation

Economics Studies, Inc

H&R Block, Inc

Kimberly-Clark Corporation

Public Broadcasting Service

Starwood Hotels and Resorts

Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

Mark EarnestKathleen Feldstein

Thomas Gerrity

Ronald McRay

Pat Mitchell

Kenneth Oshman

Vasat Prabhu

Anthony Ridder

Gonzalo Valdes- Fauli

John E. Warnock

The Tribune Company

Total Current Assets 1,452,444

Total Assets 14,168,196

3M CompanyAllstate Corporation

Aon Corporation

Big Shoulders Fund

Boys and Girls Clubs

Business Council

Carpenter Technology Corporation

Caterpillar Inc.

Nicor Inc.

Chandler Ranch Co

Chandler Trusts

Chicago Council on Foreign Relations,

Chicago Horticultural Society

Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Chicago Urban League

Children’s Hospice International

Children’s Memorial Foundation

Children’s Memorial Medical Center

Cincinnati Association for the Performing Arts

CINergy Corp.

Commercial Club of Chicago


Control Data Corporation

Economic Club of Chicago


Evanston Northwestern Healthcare

Executives’ Club of Chicago

Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Fortune Brands, Inc.

General Electric Information Services.

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Grocery Manufacturers of America

Harvey and Mildred Mudd Foundation

Hydril Company

Illinois Tool Works Inc.

Inter-Con Security Systems Inc.
Kraft Foods, Inc.

Interspan Communications

Junior Achievement of Chicago

Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern

Lake Forest Academy Board of Trustees

Lake Forest Bank and Trust

Lake Forest College

Louise Taft Semple Foundation

Lyric Opera of Chicago

McCormick Tribune Foundation

McDonald’s Corporation

Media Security and Reliability Council, FCC

Museum of Science and Industry, Northwestern University

Boy Scouts of America

Newspaper Association of America

Nordstrom Inc.

Northern Trust Corporation

Northwestern Memorial Foundation

Northwestern Memorial HealthCare

Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

PepsiCo Inc

Quaker Oats Company

Reyes Holdings LLC

Ronald McDonald House Charities

Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center

Schering-Plough Corporation

Schlumberger Limited

Secretary of Defense to the Defense Policy Advisory Committee on Trade (DPACT)

Southern Star Group and Fifth Third Bancorp

Standard Technology, Inc.

Taft Broadcasting Comp The Union Central Life Insurance Company

Tupperware Corporation

United Way of Metropolitan Chicago Inc.

University of Notre Dame Board of Trustees

Wells Fargo & Company

Wintrust Financial Corporation

World Business Chicago

YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago

Dennis J. FitzSimonsJeffrey Chandler, Roger Goodan

Enrique Hernandez, Jr.

Betsy D. Holden, Robert S. Morrison

William A. Osborn

J. Christopher Reyes

William Stinehart, Jr.

Dudley S. Taft

Kathryn C. Turner

News Corp.Total Current Assets 9,931,785

Total Assets 41,783,141

Allen & Company LLCArthur M. Siskind

British Airways

Georgetown University

Independent Newspapers Limited

Partner Kleiner, Perkins, Caulfield & Byers

Rothschild Investment Trust C.P.

Tsinghua University of Beijing

K. Rupert Murdoch , Chase Carey, Peter Chernin, Kenneth E. Cowley, David F. DeVoe, Viet Din , Rod Eddington, Andrew S.B. Knight, Lachlan Murdoch, Thomas J. Perkins, Stanley S. Shuman, Arthur M. Siskind , John L. Thornton

AOL/Time Warner

Total Assets 123,339,000

Total Current Assets 14,639,000

Apollo Theatre FoundationCitigroup

Estee Lauder

Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

Museum of Modern Art

Howard University

Committee to Encourage Corporate Philanthropy

Barksdale Management Corporation

Colgate-Palmolive Company

Harvard University

Hills & Company

Hilton Hotels Corporation

ZG Ventures, L.L.C.

Richard D. Parsons,James L. Barksdale,Carla A. Hills ,Stephen F. Bollenbach,Reuben Mark, Stephen M. Case, Michael A. Miles,Frank J. Caufield,Kenneth J. Novack,Robert C. Clark, R.E. Turner,Miles R. Gilburne,Francis T. Vincent, Jr.
General Electric
2004 Revenues: 152.4 billion

2004 Earnings: $16.6 billion

America MovilAmerican Accounting Association

American Film Institute

American Museum of Natural History

Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc.

Ann Taylor Stores

Avon, U.S.

Babson College

Bechtel Group, Inc.

Boston Museum of Science

Boys & Girls Clubs of America

ChevronTexaco Corporation

Chubb Corporation

Coca-Cola Company

Columbia Business School.

Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association.

Dell Inc.

GE Capital Services

General Electric Company

General Motors Corporation

Grupo ALFA

Grupo Carso

Grupo Mexico

Grupo Televisa

Hamilton College and Xavier University

Home Depot, Inc.

Internet Security Systems, Inc.

Investment Co. of America.

J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.

Kellogg Company

Kimberly-Clark de Mexico, S.A.

Lauder Institute Board of Governors (Wharton School of Arts & Sciences)

Mexico Fund, Inc.

Microsoft Corporation

Motorola, Inc.

Museum of Television and Radio Motion Picture and Television Fund Corporation

NBC Universal

New York Presbyterian Hospital

Nuclear Threat Initiative

Ogilvy & Mather North America CEO, chairman

Partners Healthcare

Penske Corporation

Procter & Gamble.

Scientific-Atlanta, Inc.

Simmons College

United Auto Group, Inc.

United States Senate Ret.

Universal Technical Institute, Inc.

World Wildlife Fund

Jeffrey R. Immelt, James I. Cash, Jr., William Castell LVO, Dennis D. Dammerman, Ann M. Fudge, Claudio X. Gonzalez, Andrea Jung, A.G. Lafley, Rochelle B. Lazarus, Sam Nunn, Roger S. Penske, Robert J. Swieringa, Douglas A. Warner III, Robert C. Wright

Walt Disney

Total Current Assets 9,369,000

Total Assets 53,902,000

Boeing CompanyCalifornia Health Care Foundation

CB Richard Ellis, Inc.

Northwest Airlines Corporation


DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary LLP

Duke University

Estée Lauder Companies Inc.

FedEx Corporation

Georgetown University

Gillette Company

Halliburton Co.

ImpreMedia, LLC

Inditex S.A.

International Air Transport Association.

KMart Holding Corporation

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts,New York City

McKesson Corporation.

Preti, Flaherty, Beliveau & Pachios

Siemens Pyramid

Staples Inc.

SunAmerica Asset Management Corp.

Sybase, Inc.

Tenet Healthcare Corporation.

The Keck School of Medicine, at USC

United States Senator from 1980 to 1995

University of California

University of Southern California

Western Asset

Yahoo!, Inc

John E. Bryson, John S. Chen, Mr. Eisner, Judith L. Estrin, Robert A. Iger, Fred H. Langhammer, Aylwin B. Lewis, Monica C. Lozano, Robert W. Matschullat, Senator George J. Mitchell, Leo J. O’Donovan, Gary L. Wilson


American Express Co.American International Group, Inc.,

Automatic Data Processing, Inc.

Bear Stearns Companies Inc.
Boston University Law School

Brandeis University

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft

Cardinal Health, Inc.

CineBridge Ventures, Inc.

Cohen Group

Combined Jewish Philanthropies

National Association of Theatre Owners

Consolidated Edison, Inc.

Dana Farber Cancer Institute

DND Capital Partners, L.L.C

European Fine Arts Foundation

Gabelli Asset Management

Head N.V.

John F. Kennedy Library Foundation

Lafarge North America Inc.

Lourie & Cutler

Midway Games Inc., Inc

Museum of Fine Arts in Boston

National Amusements, Inc.

National College of Probate Judges

Oracle Corporation

Popular Inc.

Rising Star Media

Sonesta International Hotels Corporation.
Lourie & Cutler, P.C.

United States House of Representatives 1973-1979

Willis Group Holdings Limited

Winer and Abrams

Sumner M. Redstone, George S. Abrams, David R. Andelman, Joseph A. Califano, Jr., William S. Cohen, Philippe P. Dauman, Alan C. Greenberg, Charles E. Phillips, Shari Redstone, Frederic V. Salerno, William Schwartz, Rober
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