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Project Censored, Censored 2005-Media Censorship in America

Media Censorship in America
Subject of Talk at Powell's World of Books

Project Censored Director, Peter Phillips, Ph.D., Presents "The Top 25 Censored News Stories of 2004/2005"
Portland, Oregon - Peter Phillips, Ph.D., professor at Sonoma State University, will present the talk, "The Top 25 Censored News Stories of 2004/2005" on Wednesday, September 15, 7:30 p.m. at Powell's City of Books, 1005 West Burnside Street, Portland.
For Immediate Release

September 8, 2004
Contact: Cheri Roberts  thisischer@yahoo.com


[B]Media Censorship in America
Subject of Talk at Powell's World of Books [/B]

Project Censored Director, Peter Phillips, Ph.D., Presents "The Top 25 Censored News Stories of 2004/2005"

Portland, Oregon - Peter Phillips, Ph.D., professor at Sonoma State University, will present the talk, "The Top 25 Censored News Stories of 2004/2005" on Wednesday, September 15, 7:30 p.m. at Powell's City of Books, 1005 West Burnside Street, Portland.

Dr. Phillips manages Sonoma State University's student run media research group, Project Censored. The group recently announced the release of its annual publication, Censored 2005, a compilation of the year's 25 most significant news stories that were overlooked or under-reported by the country's major national news media, as well as chapters on the grass roots media democracy, media ownership maps, real news about US involvement in Palestine, Haiti, Iraq, and more.

"We define censorship as interference with the free flow of information," states Peter Phillips, Director of the Project, "Corporate media in the United States is interested primarily in entertainment news to feed their bottom-line priorities. Very important news stories that should reach the American public often fall on the cutting room floor to be replaced by sex-scandals and celebrity updates."

With introduction by Greg Palast and the political cartoon commentary of Tom Tomorrow throughout, this year's book covers critical issues facing the American public this election year. In Chapter 1's list of top 25 stories focus on politics, economics, foreign policy, food and health, the environment, energy, domestic policy, and the military.

Phillips, who is currently touring the country to report on Project Censored, has presented his findings on nationally syndicated radio and television programs, and has been featured in several major newspapers and magazines.

The Sonoma State University research group is composed of nearly 200 faculty, students and community experts who review about 1000 story submissions for coverage, content, reliability of sources and national significance. The top 25 stories are submitted to a panel of judges who then rank them in order of importance. Current judges include, Norman Solomon, Michael Parenti, Cynthia McKinney, Howard Zinn, and 20 other national journalists, scholars and writers.

Censored 2005, now available in bookstores nationwide, can also be purchased on the project's website at www.projectcensored.org.

For more information, contact:
Project Censored
Trish Boreta
707-664-2500
 censored@sonoma.edu

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