By Mickey Huff, Project Censored

Each year considering 1976, venture Censored, our nation’s oldest news-monitoring group—a university-wide venture at Sonoma kingdom college based through Carl Jensen, directed for a few years by means of Peter Phillips, and now lower than 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 due to the fact 1994, that includes the pinnacle tales indexed democratically so as of value in accordance with scholars, college, and a countrywide panel of judges. all of the most sensible tales is gifted at size, along updates from the investigative newshounds who broke the tales. past the Top-25 tales, extra chapters delve extra into well timed media subject matters: The Censored information and Media research part presents annual updates on Junk nutrients information and information Abuse, Censored Déjà Vu, indicators of wish within the substitute and information media, and the kingdom of media bias and replacement assurance worldwide. within the fact Emergency part, students and newshounds take a serious examine the US/NATO military-industrial-media empire. And within the venture Censored overseas part, the that means of media democracy around the globe is explored in shut organization with undertaking Censored associates in universities and at media organisations world wide. A perennial favourite of booksellers, lecturers, and readers far and wide, Censored is without doubt one of the most powerful existence indicators of our present collective wish to get the inside track we electorate need—despite what vast Media tells us.

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We are the media revolution of tomorrow. But we must act today. Notes on Recent Literature Concerning Media Reform The topic of a failing free press system, or the shortcomings of the so-called mainstream media, has been the subject of many works, including scholarly works from esteemed, academic, establishment publishing houses over the past few years. Two key works include Alex S. Jones’s Losing the News: The Future of the News That Feeds Democracy, and W. Lance Bennett, Regina G. 2 Both works have legitimate critiques but operate within the confines of a traditional media system—that is, a corporate media system.

In order to achieve real change, we need not have elaborate conferences that rely on power elite voices, their foundation monies, and their apologetic reformist rhetoric. ” Indeed. The time to speak truth to power—to media power elites, their political allies, and their funders—is now. Media Reform is an important movement, but it should not be seen as the only path to creating a more just and democratic media system. More radical approaches are needed at this point. So just say “no” to reform-driven agendas delivered as so much managed news propaganda, and instead embrace the possibilities of a radical media democracy in action, of, by, and for the people.

These institutions have ritually kept the public in the dark on some of the most crucial issues of our times. McChesney himself noted, in The Problem of Media in the 21st Century, that the quality of reporting by major media sources about key matters, like the nation going to war, has sadly not changed much over the past hundred years, and that the tendencies toward so-called yellow journalism are still alive and well: Journalists who question agreed-upon assumptions by the political elite stigmatize themselves as unprofessional and political.

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