Censored Press State of the free Press 2022
What is "The Censored Press?"

Established in 2021, The Censored Press is the publishing imprint of Project Censored and its non-profit sponsor, the Media Freedom Foundation. Building on the Project’s yearbook series, website, weekly radio show, and other programs, The Censored Press advances the Project’s promotion of independent investigative journalism, media literacy, and critical thinking.

Looking Ahead

Out of the gates, The Censored Press will publish five books: the latest Project Censored yearbook, State of the Free Press 2022 (January, 2022); The Media and Me: A Guide to Critical Media Literacy for Young People, by Project Censored & The Media Revolution Collective, illustrated by Peter Glanting (October, 2022); State of the Free Press 2023 (December, 2022); Going Remote: An Educator’s Journey by Adam Bessie and illustrated by Peter Glanting, a book of graphic-journalism based on a chapter previously published in State of the Free Press 2021 (February, 2023); and Guilty of Journalism: The Political Case Against Julian Assange by Kevin Gosztola (March 2023).

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Project Backing

The Censored Press benefits from a robust partnership with Seven Stories Press, the Project’s long-time publisher and stalwart ally, which will print and distribute Censored Press titles in an  arrangement similar to its cooperation with Human Rights Watch to publish HRW’s Annual Report. As publisher Dan Simon recently observed, “At Seven Stories we work with the truest, bravest voices. Project Censored has met that high standard year after year. The team at Project Censored and The Censored Press is among our most important partners.”

The support of generous anonymous donors ensures that The Censored Press will be a sustainable publishing imprint. Its development is guided by a distinguished founding editorial board that includes Mischa Geracoulis, Mickey Huff, Veronica Liu, Nora Barrows-Friedman, Andy Lee Roth, T.M. Scruggs, and Dan Simon.

Current and Future Publications

State of the Free Press 2022 was the first Censored Press title to be published, with many more publications in the works. We are excited about the future of our new publishing imprint!
Project Censored 2022

State of the Free Press 2022

The News That Didn’t Make the News—And Why

Project Censored 2023

State of the Free Press 2023

The News That Didn't Make the News and Why

media and me book

The Media and Me

A Guide to Critical Media Literacy for Young People

The Media and Me

Going Remote

A Teacher's Journey

The Censored Press Editorial Board

is an associate editor of The Electronic Intifada and the author of In Our Power: US Students Organize for Justice in Palestine (Just World Books, 2014). She has focused on Palestinian human rights issues as a reporter and broadcaster for nearly 20 years.
is a journalist, contributing editor at The Markaz Review, and educator focused on human rights and the human condition, identity and intersections, diaspora and displacement. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, journalistic oath of ethics, and critical media literacy inform her body of work and approach to life. Some of Mischa’s research topics include the Armenian Genocide, global refugee crises, rights to adequate housing and equitable education, and press freedom. Follow her on Twitter @MGeracoulis.
is the director of Project Censored and president of the nonprofit Media Freedom Foundation. Since 2009, he has coedited the Project Censored yearbook, including its most recent volume, State of the Free Press 2022. He is also coauthor, with Nolan Higdon, of United States of Distraction: Media Manipulation in Post-Truth America (City Lights, 2019) and Let’s Agree to Disagree: A Critical Thinking Guide to Communication, Conflict Management, and Critical Media Literacy (Routledge, 2022).
is the founder and general coordinator of the collective that operates Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria, a nonprofit bookstore and community space in Washington Heights, NYC. Prior to that she was managing editor then senior editor for more than a decade at Seven Stories Press, where she currently contributes as editor at large. Veronica was the former in-house editor of the Project Censored yearbooks at Seven Stories Press.
is the associate director of Project Censored where he coordinates the Campus Affiliates Program, a news media research network of several hundred students and faculty at two dozen colleges and universities across North America. His research and writing have been published in a variety of outlets, including Index on Censorship, In These Times, YES! Magazine, Media, Culture & Society, and the International Journal of Press/Politics.
is professor emeritus in ethnomusicology at the University of Iowa, who has published in print, audio, and video format on Central American, Cuban, and Venezuelan music and dance and US jazz. He is involved in community radio in Nicaragua, Venezuela, and the United States, including the KPFA (Berkeley, CA) Local Station Board, and the Pacifica National Board. Scruggs serves as the executive producer for The Real News Network and as a board member of Truthout and the Media Freedom Foundation.
is the founder and publisher of Seven Stories Press. He is the co-author, with Jack Hoffman, of Run Run Run: The Lives of Abbie Hoffman and translator of Van Gogh: Self Portraits by Pascal Bonafoux.