Peter Phillips, Mickey Huff, and Ben Fryman present Project Censored's Censored 2009: The Top 25 Censored Stories of 2007-08.
They detail some of the past year's most under-reported stories, and describe their efforts to promote independent, investigative news sources.
Benjamin Frymer is an assistant professor of sociology at Sonoma State University. He is an AERA/IES Postdoctoral Fellow at the Institute for Urban and Minority Education at Columbia University's Teachers College. His doctoral dissertation and forthcoming book, The Spectacle of Columbine examines the media construction of youth alienation following the Columbine shootings.
Frymer works in the areas of critical theory, alienation, media and cultural studies, aesthetic education, ideology, youth, and the sociology of education, religion, and culture.
Mickey S. Huff
Mickey S. Huff is Assistant Professor of History at Diablo Valley College, Adjunct Lecturer in Sociology at Sonoma State University, Associate Director of Project Censored, is a member of the board of directors for the nonprofit Media Freedom Foundation, and former Co-director of the alternative public opinion research agency Retropoll.
He teaches courses in U.S. Media History, Sociology of Media, Post 9/11 Studies, Critical Thinking, and Popular Culture. He has been published most recently in Censored 2009 from Seven Stories Press, co-authoring Media Reform Meets Truth Emergency and >Deconstructing Deceit: 9/11, the Media, and Myth Information.
Peter Phillips joined the Sociology Department in 1994 after completing a Ph.D. at U.C. Davis. He teaches courses Political Sociology, Power, Sociology of Media and Media Censorship.
Dr. Phillips is the director of Project Censored an internationally known media research program that annually identifies the Most Censored news stories in the United States. The annual research book produced by Project Censored is entitled Censored: The News That Didn't Make the News, and is available from Seven Stories Press.
Professor Peter Phillips reprimands mainstream media for underreporting the autopsy reports released in 2006 that listed homicide as the cause of death for dozens of Iraqi and Afghani civilians held in U.S. military custody.
"This is killing people; this is murder," he says.