As well as being the director of Project Censored, Mickey Huff is a faculty member at California’s Diablo Valley College. This past April, he was invited to deliver the annual Faculty Lecture (via Zoom); he spoke on the topic “Make America Think Again: How to Think Critically and Speak Civilly to Each Other in a Contentious Election Year (During a Pandemic).” Drawing on his years of teaching and research, his talk explored both distant and recent media history, and offered ideas for both individual and societal action to deal with the myriad challenges we now face. His speech, excerpted for this week’s program, was the 56th annual Faculty Lecture at DVC.
Mickey Huff is professor of social science and history, co-chair of History, and chair of the Journalism Department at Diablo Valley College in the San Francisco Bay Area, where he has taught for 20 years. He is also the director of Project Censored, president of the Media Freedom Foundation, and the co-editor of Project Censored’s annual collection of censored or underreported stories. His most recent books include United States of Distraction: Media Manipulation in Post-Truth America (and what we can do about it), co-authored with Nolan Higdon, published by City Lights Books in San Francisco (2019), and Censored 2020: Through the Looking Glass, co-edited with Andy Lee Roth (2019).