Project Censored’s Director
Mickey Huff is the current director of Project Censored, founded in 1976, and president of the nonprofit Media Freedom Foundation. To date, he has edited or coedited eight volumes of Censored (published by Seven Stories Press in NY) and contributed numerous chapters to these works dating back to 2008. Additionally, he has coauthored several chapters on media and propaganda for many other scholarly publications. He is currently professor of social science and history at Diablo Valley College in the San Francisco Bay Area, where he is cochair of the history department. Huff is cohost with former Project Censored director Peter Phillips of The Project Censored Show, the weekly syndicated public affairs program that began in 2010, which originates from the historic studios of KPFA Pacifica Radio in Berkeley CA, and airs on 40 stations around the US and is also a podcast online. He sits on the advisory board for the Media Literacy and Digital Culture graduate program at Sacred Heart University in CT, and serves on the editorial board for the journal Secrecy and Society. For the past several years, Huff has worked with the national outreach committee of Banned Books Week, working with the American Library Association and the National Coalition Against Censorship, of which Project Censored is a member. He is a co-founding member of the Global Critical Media Literacy Project (www.gcml.org) and he also represents Project Censored as one of the cosponsoring organizations for the National Whistleblowers Summit held annually in Washington DC. Most recently, he became the critical media literacy consultant for a new educational Internet start up, Tribworthy.com, which is a crowd contested media interactive online platform that allows users to rate news articles and sources for trustworthiness using critical media literacy skills. He has been interviewed by numerous media outlets around the world regarding critical media literacy, propaganda, and censorship issues as well as contemporary historiography in the US. He is a longtime musician and composer and lives with his family in Northern California
Professor Sociology Sonoma State University since 1994.
President: Media Freedom Foundation/Project Censored 2001 to present.
Director of Project Censored: 1997 to 2016
Author/Editor of Seventeen Books including: Fourteen Censored yearbooks 1997 to 2011.
Co-editor: Impeach the President: The Case Against Bush and Cheney: 2006.
Author of dozens of academic published articles and hundreds of written pieces on socio-political issues in popular press and blogs.
Topics of recent talks: New American Censorship, Manage News inside the US NATO Military Industrial Media Empire, and Truth Emergency and World News.
Co-host of the weekly Project Censored Show on KPFA Pacifica radio 2010-Present.
Public speaker and academic lecturer to hundreds of community groups, academic institutions, conventions, and activist organizations since 1994.
Peter Phillips is a Professor Sociology at Sonoma State University and former Director of Project Censored. He teaches classes in Media Censorship, Investigative Sociology, Sociology of Power, Political Sociology, and Sociology of Media. He has published eleven editions of Censored: Media Democracy in Acton from Seven Stories Press. Also fromSeven Stories Press is Impeach the President: The Case Against Bush and Cheney (2006) and Project Censored Guide to Independent Media and Activism (2003).
Phillips writes op-ed pieces for independent media nationwide having published in dozens of publications newspapers and websites including:Z magazine, Free Inquiry, Counterpunch, Common Dreams, Buzzflash, Dissident Voice, Social Policy,and Briarpatch. He frequently speaks on media censorship and various socio-political issues on radio and TV talks shows including Talk of the Nation,Air America, Talk America, World Radio Network, Flashpoints, and the Jim Hightower Show.
Phillips has completed several investigative sociology research studies that are available at Projectcensored.org including: The Global Dominance Group: 9/11 Pre-Warnings & Election Irregularities in Context, A Study of Bias in the Associated Press, Practices in Health Care and Disability insurance: Deny Delay Diminish and Blame, US Electromagnetic Weapons and Human Rights, and The Left Progressive Media Inside the Propaganda Model.
Phillips earned a B.A. degree in Social Science in 1970 from Santa Clara University, and an M.A. degree in Social Science from California State University at Sacramento in 1974. He earned a second M.A. in Sociology in 1991 and a Ph.D. in Sociology in 1994. His doctoral dissertation was entitled A Relative Advantage: Sociology of the San Francisco Bohemian Club.
Project Censored’s Associate Director
Andy Lee Roth is associate director of Project Censored. He earned a Ph.D. in Sociology at the University of California, Los Angeles and a B.A. in Sociology and Anthropology at Haverford College.
In addition to co-editing the 2014, 2013, 2009 and 2008 editions of Censored, he has published research on communities organizing for urban parklands (in the journal City & Community), journalists’ questioning of electoral candidates (Harvard International Journal of Press/Politics), public commentary on federal tobacco control legislation (Social Studies of Science), and social interaction in broadcast news interviews (Language in Society and Media, Culture & Society).
His current work focuses on the importance of a free press for democratic self-government and the ways that corporate news media narrow the scope of legitimate public debate. His most recent publications include “Iceland, the Power of Peaceful Revolution, and the Commons” in Censored 2014: Fearless Speech in Fateful Times and “Framing Al-Awlaki: How Government Officials and Corporate Media Legitimized a Targeted Killing,” which appeared in Censored 2013: Dispatches from the Media Revolution.
He teaches sociology at Sonoma State University and the College of Marin.
Project Censored Online Marketing and Website Manager
Adam holds a B.A. in International Relations from CSU Chico and worked as a Community Economic Development Specialist as a Peace Corps Volunteer in an indigenous village in Panama for over 2 years. Adam has lived and traveled in over 20 countries and along the way has worked and volunteered at homeless shelters in Central America and in the U.S.
After working for Project Censored for five years, Adam developed The Daily Censored as a companion site that features breaking news and daily updates on underreported news. Adam has been a part of the Project Censored team for over 8 years. To reach Adam please e-mail him at Adam@dailycensored.com