Hidden From Headlines: The Top Censored Stories of 2009-2010

“The late New York University media scholar Neil Postman once said about America, ‘We are the best entertained least informed society in the world.’ That was twenty-five years ago and after two-plus decades of more deregulation and the growth of conglomerates in the media, that trend has continued.” Peter Phillips and Mickey Huff will discuss how corporate news media distracts Americans from crucial information by replacing it with a steady diet “of tabloidized, trivialized, and outright useless information laden with personal anecdotes, scandals, and gossip.”