Validated Independent News stories (VINs) report information and perspective that the public has a right and need to know, but to which it has limited access. Before being posted as a VIN, each story undergoes evaluation by student researchers and faculty evaluators to determine that it is important, timely, fact-based, well documented, and under-reported in the corporate media. These VINs are candidates for inclusion among the top 25 stories in Project Censored’s annual book.
BP used toxic dispersant to reduce liabilities from the gulf spill. BP’s attempt to drill at depths that are just barely possible with our current level of technology is evidence that they are gambling at the border of controllable engineering. BP’s laughable oil spill plan and inaccurate wild life assessments that included species not even […]
Urban Gardeners across the country are at risk for having toxic levels of lead in their soil and food. More and more people grow fruits and vegetables for their own consumption, but they are not aware of the health risks that can go along with it. Urban gardeners are encouraged to study a map of […]
Hot topic e-mails such as Sarah Palin Vice President nominate candidate by truthful fact and gross informant. In 2008 Senator John McCain, announced his vice presidential candidate was going to be Sarah Palin. There were emails that were leaked about the vice president that questioned her character as well as eligibility for candidacy. Anne Kilkenny, […]
According to Richard Bavier, a former analyst for the federal Office of Management and Budget, already available data about employment rates, wages, and food stamp enrollment suggest that an additional 5.7 million people were officially poor in 2009. That would bring the total number of people with incomes below the federal poverty threshold to more […]