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Project Censored's State of the Free Press 2022

Project Censored's State of the Free Press 2022

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As the United States grapples with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the nation's living legacy of systemic racism, and partisan threats to the foundations of democracy, the integrity of news and Project Censored's survey of underreported news stories has never been more important.

This 2022 edition of Project Censored's State of the Free Press offers a comprehensive survey of the most important but underreported news stories of 2021 and a comparative analysis of the current state of corporate and independent news media, and its effect on democracy.

The establishment media sustains a decrepit post-truth era, as examined the lowlight features: Junk Food News-frivolous stories that distract the public from actual news-and-News Abuse-important stories covered in ways that undermine public understanding. The alternative media provokes a burgeoning critical media literacy age, as evaluated in the highlight feature: Media Democracy in Action-relevant stories responsibly reported on by independent organizations.

Finally, in an homage to the history of the annual report, the editors reinstate the Déjà vu News feature-revisited stories from previous editions. State of the Free Press 2022 endows readers with the critical thinking and media literacy skills required to hold the corporate media to account for distorting or censoring news coverage, and thus, to revitalize our democracy.

Author: Andy Lee Roth
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
Published: 01/04/2022
Pages: 352
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.65lbs
Size: 7.90h x 4.90w x 0.70d
ISBN: 9781644211175

About the Author
ANDY LEE ROTH is associate director of Project Censored. His work has appeared in YES! Magazine, In These Times, and scholarly journals including The International Journal of Press/Politics; Social Studies of Science; and Media, Culture & Society. He earned a PhD in Sociology at the University of California-Los Angeles and has taught courses in Sociology at Citrus College, Pomona College, Sonoma State University, the College of Marin, and Bard College. MICKEY HUFF has been director of Project Censored (founded in 1976) since 2010; president of the nonprofit Media Freedom Foundation since 2016; and cohost and executive producer of The Project Censored Show on Pacifica Radio, since 2010. In 2019, he co-authored United States of Distraction: Media Manipulation in Post-Truth America (And What We Can Do About It). Currently, Huff is professor of social science and history, and co-chairs the history department, at Diablo Valley College, San Francisco Bay Area, and is a lecturer of communications at California State University, East Bay.

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