I am included in the new Censored 2019 book edited by Dr. Mickey Huff and Dr. Andy Lee Roth and published by Seven Stories Press. The essay is coauthored with J. Spagnolo, my coeditor at Poets Reading the News. You can order a copy here for September shipment.
Censored 2019 once again presents the News that Didn’t Make the News (and why) in our annual listing of the Top 25 underreported stories, as well as documenting the corporate media’s most egregious Junk Food News distractions and News Abuse propaganda, while celebrating independent news organizations and activists, such as Act Out!, Poets Reading the News, and UnKoch My Campus, that truly exemplify Media Democracy in Action.
Beyond these annual features, Censored 2019 includes in-depth chapters on media coverage of the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements; how data activists from communities around the world are redirecting the power of “Big Data” to organize for social, economic, and political justice; and why it’s important to call Big Media by its proper name—corporate media is no longer “mainstream” in any meaningful sense of that term. Our newest book, published by Seven Stories Press, concludes with an examination of ongoing democratic initiatives and promising approaches to address the “controversial, geopolitical social problem” of fake news.
With keen cartoons by Khalil Bendib, an eye-popping cover by artist Anson Stevens-Bollen that pays homage to the 80th anniversary of the infamous “War of the Worlds” radio broadcast and its contemporary relevance, plus a no-holds-barred foreword by journalist Abby Martin, Censored 2019 is a rallying cry to arm ourselves with the power of knowledge as we join together to fight the fake news invasion.