Project Censored’s Director
Mickey Huff is the director of Project Censored and is on the board of directors for the Media Freedom Foundation. He is currently professor of social science and history at Diablo Valley College (DVC) in the San Francisco Bay area, where he is co-chair of the history department. Huff is co-host with former Project Censored director Dr. Peter Phillips of the Project Censored Show. The program airs weekly as part of The Morning Mix on Pacifica’s KPFA Free Speech Radio in Berkeley, CA, and rebroadcasts on several stations including NoLiesRadio.org and the Progressive Radio Network out of New York City. He is also on the steering committee of Banned Books Week working with members of the American Library Association, the American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression, and the National Coalition Against Censorship, among others, as Project Censored is a co-sponsor of the events this year.
Huff has been interviewed by affiliates of NPR, PBS, ABC, Pacifica, The New York Times Co., Russia Today (RT TV), Progressive Radio Network, Republic Broadcasting, and many other commercial and independent news media outlets. He has been a lecturer at numerous colleges in the San Francisco Bay Area, including in sociology at Sonoma State University. Huff speaks regularly at venues in the San Francisco Bay Area and across the US on issues of censorship, propaganda, media literacy, and historiography.
Huff’s work has appeared in numerous academic journals and books (published by Praeger, Palgrave Macmillan, Emerald) and has been published by many online news and commentary sites from the far left to the libertarian right including Global Research, Truthout, Buzzflash, Dissident Voice, Lew Rockwell, The Daily Bell, Information Clearinghouse, and The Daily Censored, among others. He testified as an expert at the Kent State Truth Tribunal in New York City in 2010 and has been an outspoken advocate for addressing historical inaccuracies in the Kent State shootings of 1970 as well as many other events in the recent past. He has been a co-editor, editor, and/or contributor to the award-winning Censored annual book series from 2008 to the present, all published by Seven Stories Press in New York City.
Before becoming the current director of Project Censored, Huff was the associate director of Project Censored, where the Project was honored with a PEN literary award during this period. He was also previously co-director of the alternative public opinion polling group Retropoll. Huff teaches courses in the social sciences and US history with an emphasis on the recent past. His special areas of focus include “Money, Power, and Politics” and “Critical Reasoning in History.” His critical thinking courses have addressed “History in the Making: Contemporary Historiography, Mass Media, and the Rough Draft of History.” The subtopic for the course is “America, 9/11, and the War on Terror: Case Studies in Media Myth-Making and the Propaganda of Historical Construction.”
Huff is a member of numerous academic, professional, and community based organizations. He is also a musician and composer of over twenty-five years. He lives with his family in northern California.
Project Censored President
Professor Sociology Sonoma State University since 1994.
President: Media Freedom Foundation/Project Censored 2001 to present.
Director of Project Censored: 1997 to 2010
Author/Editor of Seventeen Books including: Fourteen Censored yearbooks 1997 to 2011.
Co-editor: Impeach the President: The Case Against Bush and Cheney: 2006.
Author of dozens of academic published articles and hundreds of written pieces on socio-political issues in popular press and blogs.
Topics of recent talks: New American Censorship, Manage News inside the US NATO Military Industrial Media Empire, and Truth Emergency and World News
Co-host of the weekly Project Censored Show on KPFA Pacifica radio 2010-Present
Public speaker and academic lecturer to hundreds of community groups, academic institutions, conventions, and activist organizations since 1994.
Peter Phillips is a Professor Sociology at Sonoma State University and former Director of Project Censored. He teaches classes in Media Censorship, Investigative Sociology, Sociology of Power, Political Sociology, and Sociology of Media. He has published eleven editions of Censored: Media Democracy in Acton from Seven Stories Press. Also fromSeven Stories Press is Impeach the President: The Case Against Bush and Cheney (2006) and Project Censored Guide to Independent Media and Activism (2003).
Phillips writes op-ed pieces for independent media nationwide having published in dozens of publications newspapers and websites including:Z magazine, Free Inquiry, Counterpunch, Common Dreams, Buzzflash, Dissident Voice, Social Policy,and Briarpatch. He frequently speaks on media censorship and various socio-political issues on radio and TV talks shows including Talk of the Nation,Air America, Talk America, World Radio Network, Flashpoints, and the Jim Hightower Show.
Phillips has completed several investigative sociology research studies that are available at Projectcensored.org including: The Global Dominance Group: 9/11 Pre-Warnings & Election Irregularities in Context, A Study of Bias in the Associated Press, Practices in Health Care and Disability insurance: Deny Delay Diminish and Blame, US Electromagnetic Weapons and Human Rights, and The Left Progressive Media Inside the Propaganda Model.
Phillips earned a B.A. degree in Social Science in 1970 from Santa Clara University, and an M.A. degree in Social Science from California State University at Sacramento in 1974. He earned a second M.A. in Sociology in 1991 and a Ph.D. in Sociology in 1994. His doctoral dissertation was entitled A Relative Advantage: Sociology of the San Francisco Bohemian Club.
Project Censored’s Associate Director
Andy Lee Roth is associate director of Project Censored. He earned a Ph.D. in Sociology at the University of California, Los Angeles and a B.A. in Sociology and Anthropology at Haverford College.
In addition to co-editing the 2014, 2013, 2009 and 2008 editions of Censored, he has published research on communities organizing for urban parklands (in the journal City & Community), journalists’ questioning of electoral candidates (Harvard International Journal of Press/Politics), public commentary on federal tobacco control legislation (Social Studies of Science), and social interaction in broadcast news interviews (Language in Society and Media, Culture & Society).
His current work focuses on the importance of a free press for democratic self-government and the ways that corporate news media narrow the scope of legitimate public debate. His most recent publications include “Iceland, the Power of Peaceful Revolution, and the Commons” in Censored 2014: Fearless Speech in Fateful Times and “Framing Al-Awlaki: How Government Officials and Corporate Media Legitimized a Targeted Killing,” which appeared in Censored 2013: Dispatches from the Media Revolution.
He teaches sociology at Sonoma State University and the College of Marin.
Project Censored Online Marketing and Website Manager
Adam holds a B.A. in International Relations from CSU Chico and worked as a Community Economic Development Specialist as a Peace Corps Volunteer in an indigenous village in Panama for over 2 years. Adam has lived and traveled in over 20 countries and along the way has worked and volunteered at homeless shelters in Central America and in the U.S.
After working for Project Censored for five years, Adam developed The Daily Censored as a companion site that features breaking news and daily updates on underreported news. Adam has been a part of the Project Censored team for over 8 years. To reach Adam please e-mail him at Adam@dailycensored.com