Censored 2019: The Top Censored Stories and Media Analysis of 2017-2018 [EPUB]
06 November 2018, 23:55
2018 | EPUB | 18.89MB
THESE ARE JUST A FEW OF THE STORIES PRESENTED IN CENSORED 2019:
- “Open-Source” Intelligence Secrets Sold to Highest Bidders
- ICE Intends to Destroy Records of Inhumane Treatment of Immigrants
- Indigenous Communities around World Helping to Win Legal Rights of Nature
- FBI Racially Profiling “Black Identity Extremists”
- The Limits of Negative News and Importance of Constructive Media
DID YOU KNOW THAT SINCE 1998 THE US GOVERNMENT SPENT $21 TRILLION IT CAN’T ACCOUNT FOR? Or that Internet co-ops are mobilizing poor communities to resist net neutrality rollbacks? How about the health risks of wireless tech that cell phone companies have covered up, or the opiate crisis that Big Pharma knowingly unleashed?
Haven’t heard the news? Neither did the rest of the world. That’s because these and countless other news items are suppressed or ignored by our nation’s “free press” every day. For the past forty-three years, Project Censored has been unearthing the buried stories that corporate media deem unfit to print—and debunking the “fake news” governments and corporations use to consolidate their power—to promote well-informed citizen action and critical media literacy.
This year’s Project Censored yearbook features:
- “Vetting Free Speech” by Sally Gimson, Layli Foroudi, and Sean Gallagher
- “#TimesUp: Breaking the Barriers of Sexual Harassment in Corporate Media for You and #MeToo” by Julie Frechette
- “Data Activism through Community Mapping and Data Visualization” by Dorothy Kidd
- “How Mainstream Media Evolved into Corporate Media” by Peter Phillips
- “Campus–Newsroom Collaborations” by Patricia W. Elliott
- “The Public and Its Problems” by Susan Maret
Plus Junk Food News, News Abuse, and Media Democracy in Action.
In a time of decline in the rule of law and democratic safeguards, Project Censored offers a constructive alternative to the “fake news” blues, holding the corporate media to account for its negative bias, propaganda for wealth and power, and outright censorship.
Shots Fired: The Misunderstandings, Misconceptions, and Myths about Police Shootings [EPUB]
05 November 2018, 10:29
2018 | EPUB | 2.97MB
Get a deeper understanding of police shootings through interviews with officers involved in real-life cases
Today’s media is filled with discussions about officer-involved shootings. Too often missing from that discussion are the police officers’ voices and the reality of what happens in actual shooting incidents. Through interviews with involved officers, this book addresses common myths and misunderstandings about these shootings.
Shots Fired is a journey “behind the shield” and the experiences of the real human beings behind the badge. It explores true events through the participants’ own eyes and takes readers inside the minds of officers during the actual event. The officers detail the roller coaster of emotions and severe trauma experienced during and after a shooting event.
Along with the intimate, in-depth explorations of the incidents themselves, the book touches the aftermath of police-involved shootings―the debriefings, internal and external investigations, and psychological evaluations. It challenges many commonly held assumptions created by the media such as the meaning of “unarmed” and why the police can’t just “shoot him in the leg,” creating an understanding that reaches beyond slogans such as “hands up, don’t shoot.”
The book is valuable reading for anyone who wants a deeper understanding of police shootings―officers and police departments, reporters and politicians, and the public who rely on the police to keep them safe.
What Really Makes America Great [EPUB]
02 November 2018, 08:20
2018 | EPUB | 118.42MB
America IS great and all the things that make it REALLY great are unique to each and every one of us and deserve to be celebrated. What Really Makes America Great is a collection of artwork honoring all aspects of America from myriad artists in the Creative Action Network.
Creative Action Network founder and CEO Max Slavkin says this art series was inspired by a widespread interest in creating art to challenge the current political climate. Throughout the first 100 days of Donald Trump's presidency, 100 artists came together to illustrate the things that already make America great. The project has continued beyond those initial 100 days and 100 artists.
Each spread of the book contains an artist’s statement on the left and artwork on the right side. The art touches on several issues and topics, including religious freedom, immigration, energy solutions, plurality—and even bourbon. It features a foreword by Steven Heller, an American art director, journalist, critic, author, and editor who specializes in topics related to graphic design.