Books: Non-Fiction

Censored 2018: Press Truths in a “Post Truth” World

Book — Non-fiction. Edited by Andy Lee Roth and Mickey Huff with Project Censored. 2017. 272 pages.
Annual collection of news stories that were underreported in the mainstream media.
Time Periods: 21st Century, 2001-
Themes: Media

Every year since 1976, Project Censored, a news-monitoring group has produced a Top-25 list of underreported news stories and a book, Censored, dedicated to the stories that ought to be top features on the nightly news, but that are missing because of media bias and self-censorship.

Censored 2018 features contributions by Edward S. Herman, assessing the relevance of the Herman-Chomsky “propaganda model” on its thirtieth anniversary; Ralph Nader, on citizen action and mass media censorship; Rachael Jolley, editor of the Index on Censorship; and Gennie Gebhart of the Electronic Frontier Foundation; as well as chapters on the new American authoritarianism, by Nolan Higdon and Nicholas L. Baham III; on defamation law and free speech, by Elizabeth Blakey; and an original comic by Adam Bessie and Peter Glanting on “Trump Universe.” Plus, the Top 25 Censored news stories of 2016-2017, a rundown on the Junk Food News and News Abuse that diverted public attention from real and vital reporting, and a foreword by Deepa Kumar, author of Islamophobia and the Politics of Empire, and recipient of the 2016 Dallas Smythe Award. [Publisher’s description.]

ISBN: 9781609807818| Seven Stories Press