Fighting Fake News: Critical Media Literacy in the 21st Century
Spend the evening with Mickey Huff, director of Project Censored, and his college students, who will speak on their Global Critical Media Literacy Project and the investigative journalism/research they are pursuing. They identify the most significant censored news stories in the US and learn why the stories were suppressed.
Every year since 1976, Project Censored, our nation’s oldest news-monitoring group — whose membership boasts, through its Campus Affiliates Program, more than 250 students and 49 professors spread over 18 campuses — 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.
A perennial favorite of booksellers, teachers, and readers everywhere, Censored is one of the strongest life-signs of our current collective desire to get the news we citizens need–despite what Big Media tells us.