Friday, September 10, 2004

Keeping an Eye on Censorship

Sonoma State University's Project Censored has published its top 25 "censored" stories for 2003-2004. Judged by a panel of journalism/communications/media professors, librarians (including ALA-OIF's Judith Krug and ALA Past President Nancy Kranich) and other notables, the list represents stories that were under-reported in the traditional news media,

According to Project Censored, the top 5 stories for 2003-2004 were:

  1. Wealth Inequality in 21st Century Threatens Economy and Democracy

  2. Ashcroft vs. the Human Rights Law that Holds Corporations Accountable

  3. Bush Administration Censors Science

  4. High Levels of Uranium Found in Troops and Civilians

  5. The Wholesale Giveaway of Our Natural Resources

Whether you agree with the tenor or verity of these stories, they represent important issues to be explored and discussed.

The panel of judges for this years list can be found in the Metro Times, September 8-14, 2004, p. 18.