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.
With the recent release of her book In Our Power: U.S. Students Organize for Justice in Palestine, author, reporter, and activist, Nora Barrows-Friedman examines the impact that U.S students have had in movements and activism pertaining to Palestinian solidarity against Israeli occupation. These protests have been taking place throughout the United States. Chapters of Students […]
Public high schools in Norfolk, Virginia faced federal investigations for neglecting sexual harassment and bullying complaints. Cherise M. Newsome reports that, “The school division failed to ‘respond promptly and effectively'”. The U.S. Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights interviewed students who claimed students were frequently grabbed and harassed on campus. Students created mock holidays such […]
In June 2014, Frederick Reese’s Mint Press report highlighted the fact that the advocacy group Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR) conducted a study showing that the three major broadcast newscasts – ABC World News, CBS Evening News, and NBC Nightly News – featured billionaires almost four times as often as individuals affected by poverty. […]
In 2012, Talib Abdur-Rashid, an imam based in Harlem, sued New York City under the state’s version of the Freedom of Information Act, to find out whether he and his mosque had been under surveillance by the New York Police Department (NYPD). In addition, he requested all records related to any investigation of him conducted […]
A new study authored by Peter Hart at Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR) found that in the lead up to the decision to increase military action against ISIL, there were very few anti-war voices in the television and the media in general. The FAIR study found that during a crucial two-week period in September […]