Random House, Inc. The yearly volumes of Censored, in continuous publication since 1976 and since 1995 available through Seven Stories Press, is 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. The top stories are listed democratically in order of importance according to students, faculty, and a national panel of judges. Each of the top stories is presented at length, alongside updates from the investigative reporters who broke the stories.
“Buy it, read it, act on it. Our future depends on the knowledge this collection of suppressed stories allows us.”—San Diego Review
“Devastating evidence of the dumbing down of mainstream news in America. . . . Required reading for broadcasters, journalists, and well-informed citizens.”—Los Angeles Times
“A terrific resource.”—Library Journal
“For the smart and courageous news manager, this annual report is a virtual road map for the coming year’s news schedule. Many of these stories should, in an ideal news world, prompt deep and lengthy investigative efforts.”—The Village Voice
“A distant early warning system for society’s problems.”—American Journalism Review
The best-selling Censored series highlights the year’s twenty-five most important underreported news stories, alerting readers to deficiencies in corporate media and the resurgence of alternative media. Among the top censored stories of the year, Censored 2007 highlights the environmental and economic repercussions of Hurricane Katrina, the newest findings on global warming, escalating trends in human trafficking, and the use of napalm in Iraq.
The year's twenty-five most important underreported news stories