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“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.
“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.
“One of the most significant media research projects in the country.” —I. F. Stone
“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.
“[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
Buy it, read it, act on it. Our future depends on the knowledge this col-lection of suppressed stories allows us.” —San Diego Review
“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
“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
“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
“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
“[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
“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
“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
“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
“Those who read and support Project Censored are in the know.” —Cynthia McKinney

We are expanding through a collaborative project

As a vital supporter of Project Censored, your continued backing has encouraged the Project’s vitality and growth over the last four decades.  We are now ready to make significant advances in support of our mission, but we need your help both with funding and publicity.

Project Censored currently coordinates students and faculty at 25 affiliated college and university campuses across the US and around the world, as part of our “networked news commons.” In the next two years, we aim to triple the number of affiliated campuses, to bring the benefits of Project Censored’s critical media analysis work to more students and a broader public.

We are expanding through a collaborative project with colleagues at the Action Coalition for Media Education and Sacred Heart University’s new graduate program in Media Literacy and Digital Culture, the first one of its kind in the US. This new joint venture—the Global Critical Media Literacy Project (GCMLP)—will provide students with hands-on opportunities to pursue social justice through a curriculum based on service learning and critical media literacy.  Students and teachers networked through the GCMLP will publish scholarly research focused on the core tenets of investigative journalism,/social science and news media criticism—work that will be made available to the public through the GCMLP website.

The 100 page GCMLP curriculum guide (link), six months in development, is a continuation of the great work Project Censored has been doing for 40years with additional research and lessons added in by scholars from ACME and Sacred Heart University. Please take the time to read our new resource guide. We think this curriculum offers a cutting edge of critical media education for a millennial generation of young college students. Our immediate goal is to provide training sessions to faculty on 50 college campuses in critical media literacy over the next twelve months and distribute 1,000 copies of our curriculum to instructors around the world.

We are dedicated to student education as a means of promoting democracy, freedom of expression, and greater equality in society as a whole. The cornerstone of the program—developing students’ critical media literacy through hands-on engagement—involves empowering students to critically assess existing media structures and practices so that they can contribute to the development of an alternative system that better reflects their diversity and serves our common good.

In order to achieve the goal of adding fifty new campuses in twelve months we need both your support in helping promote this important effort. Please visit the GCMLP  website and sign up for information updates. You can announce joining on Facebook and other social media and encourage others to join is as well.

To reach the goal of fifty new campuses teaching GCMLP curriculum, we need to raise an additional $100,000 above our regular Project Censored budget in the next three months. Many of you find monthly giving more comfortable. We have over 300 people giving $5—$50 monthly, now is the time to consider increasing your monthly gift or become a monthly supporter for the first time. Many of you are regular donors who write checks or donate through PayPal ranging from $25 to $5000 or more, please try to make your end of the year tax deductible donation to Project Censored’s GCMLP this year.

Please become a founder sponsor for GCMLP. With your help we can all move forward to global media awareness based on academic principles and human rights.

Mickey Huff, Director Project Censored
Peter Phillips, Ph.D., President Media Freedom Foundation/ Project Censored
Andy Lee Roth Ph.D., Associate Director Project Censored

Checks Payable to:
Media Freedom Foundation/ Project Censored GCMLP
P.O. Box 571
Cotati, CA 94931

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