The Top 25 Censored StoriesBook - 2008
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.
“Carefully orchestrated. . . . This well-researched work is highly recommended for most libraries.”—Library Journal (starred review)
“Buy it, read it, act on it. Our future depends on the knowledge this collection of suppressed stories allows us.”—The San Diego Review
“Required reading for broadcasters, journalists, and well-informed citizens.”—Los Angeles Times
The best-selling Censored series—with over 150,000 copies in print—highlights each year’s twenty-five most important underreported news stories, alerting readers to the negligence of corporate media and the resurgence of alternative media.
Peter Phillips, director of Project Censored, is an associate professor of sociology at Sonoma State University. He is known for his pieces in the alternative press and independent newspapers nationwide, such as Z Magazine and Social Policy.
Andrew Roth, associate director of Project Censored, is an assistant professor of sociology at Sonoma State University. His research explores how the conventions of journalism shape news content and coverage of environmental issues.
Project Censored, founded in 1976 by Carl Jensen, has as its principal objective the advocacy for and protection of First Amendment rights and the freedom of information in the United States.