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.
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).
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!
State of the Free Press 2022
The News That Didn’t Make the News—And Why
State of the Free Press 2023
The News That Didn't Make the News and Why
A Teacher's Journey