Date: 2015-04-26 14:55
From: Project Censored
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Greetings from Project Censored and the Media Freedom Foundation!
Please help Project Censored faculty and students complete the Censored 2016 yearbook on time!
We need to raise $15,000 during our 12 day Spring fund drive starting April 23 and ending May 4 to have enough funds to be sure the 2016 yearbook will be out by October.
We’ve grown in terms of outreach at Project Censored, especially over the past five years. In addition to our annual book published by Seven Stories Press, there is now the incredible Project Censored documentary being used in classrooms across the country. We are four and half years into our weekly public affairs program at KPFA Pacifica Free Speech Radio in Berkeley, CA, which now airs on 25 stations across the US.
We need your support to keep this important work going! Please give what you can. All donations are tax-deductible! Those donating $50 or more will receive a signed 2016 yearbook in October when the book is released. Those donating $250 or more will be listed in the acknowledgement pages of Censored 2016 yearbook as a contributing supporter.
We are pleased to announce that we have a generous $2000 challenge match to support this drive from a donor in Washington state. So every dollar we raise means an additional dollar from the match.
Checks can be mailed to Project Censored P.O. Box 571 Cotati, CA 94931 (https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=8CGAXPUSQK832&mc_cid=83a1076590&mc_eid=[UNIQID])
We are doing all we can to support independent journalism, promote media literacy, and teach critical thinking skills. We now work with professors and students on over 20 campuses across the US.
Professor Elliot D. Cohen, longtime contributor to Project Censored from Indian River State College in Florida, says:
“In my ethics class, I used to read one thousand variations of the same ethics paper until I started to assign my students the task of finding and writing about current events that have an ethical dimension and have been neglected by the mainstream corporate media. This has evolved into the Ethics Alerts that are now part of the Project Censored venue. Every semester, my students produce incredibly original work that often leaves me speechless. And for our students who get to see their work published online or included in the PC Yearbook, there are few rewards more uplifting and energizing. Many thanks to Project Censored’s Director and Co-Director, who keep this glorious vanguard of democracy afloat!”
In order for us to continue working with students to finalize the 2016 book for publication, we really need your help this spring. Everyone on the our e-mail list knows that we don’t do a great deal of mass appeal fund raising. Project Censored receives very little funding from foundations or universities.
We rely almost totally on support from personal donors, monthly subscribers, and book sales. So as we enter our 39th year, Project Censored asks you to help us meet our goal as we go into our busiest time of year finishing Censored 2016.
You can see the over 200 stories being considered for inclusion for our forthcoming book here: http://www.projectcensored.org/category/validated-independent-news/?mc_cid=83a1076590&mc_eid=[UNIQID]
We thank you all for taking the time to read our appeal, and we are grateful for any support you offer as we educate the next generation of muckraking journalists!
Peter Phillips, president, Media Freedom Foundation/Project Censored
Mickey Huff, director, Project Censored
Andy Lee Roth, associate director, Project Censored
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