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.
In October 2014, Craig Spencer, a doctor from New York City, was diagnosed with the Ebola virus after being exposed a week prior in Guinea while working with Doctors without Borders. After the news went public, the New York City Health Commissioner reassured the public that the situation was under control; four people Spencer was […]
3D printers are among the most recent, revolutionary technologies. However, as Lyndsey Gilpin reports, with new advances come potential consequences and risks, which corporate media tend to skip over. the thing that mainstream media sources like to skip over. From their energy costs (as compared with injection molding) to unhealthy air emissions; from gun control […]
In Fort Lauderdale, a city ordinance that outlaws feeding the homeless in public has come into effect. Violating this ordinance can result in up to 60 days in jail and a $500 fine. Arnold Abbott, a 90-year old man was one of the first to be arrested and forced to stop feeding the homeless. Abbot […]
It’s national television — the leather in your hand, you juke left, right, spin move, touchdown! A feeling of exhilaration consumes you and all you want to do is celebrate. You can do a simple spike of the ball, a little shimmy, or a simple thank you to your God. This wasn’t the case for […]
In October 2014, nearly 1,000 concerned citizens in Iran took their voice to the streets of Isfahan, Iran as they demanded action after acid attacks by men on motorcycles were made to four women for not wearing their veil in Tehran, Iran. The attacks occurred as they were driving their cars with their windows down. […]