In an age of blogs, tweets, hacks and
piles of beans spilled by WikiLeaks, the notion of media censorship
might seem dated. But the rundown of stories Project Censored calls
attention to this year serves as a reminder that mainstream media
outlets favoring the superficial over the substantive don’t give us all
the information we need.
Every year since 1976, Project Censored has spotlighted the 25 most significant news stories that were largely ignored or misrepresented by the mainstream press. Now the group is expanding its mission — to promote alternative news sources. But it continues to report the biggest national and international stories that the major media ignored.