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State of the Free Press 2024: Critical Media Literacy in a “Post-Truth” World with Prof. Mickey Huff

April 17 @ 7:00 pm


WATCH RECORDING: https://youtu.be/lsmS2ruIN9Q

State of the Free Press comes at a time when trust in the media is at an all-time low. A 2022 Gallup poll found that just one in nine Americans had confidence in TV news, and fewer than one in six believed in the printed press. A subsequent survey revealed that no fewer than half of Americans believe national news organizations intentionally deceive the public in order to suit their own agendas. It’s a grim reality that threatens the public’s ability to hold the powerful to account and stifles access to the high-quality information that is the lifeblood of democracy.

While corporate media was busy covering the attention-grabbing antics of celebrities and blowing up non-events into news, stories of crucial importance to the US public and the world went largely overlooked.

Mickey Huff is the director of Project Censored and president of the nonprofit Media Freedom Foundation. To date, he has co-edited fourteen editions of the Project’s yearbook, including most recently Project Censored’s State of the Free Press 2022, with Andy Lee Roth. He is also co-author with Nolan Higdon of United States of Distraction and the critical thinking textbook Let’s Agree to Disagree.

Huff received the Beverly Kees Educator Award as part of the 2019 James Madison Freedom of Information Award from the Society of Professional Journalists, Northern California. He is professor of social science, history, and journalism at Diablo Valley College, where he co-chairs the history program and is chair of the Journalism Department.

Huff is executive producer and host of The Project Censored Show, a weekly syndicated public affairs program that airs on 50 stations across the U.S. on Pacifica Radio.

SEE ALSO: April 18, 7pm: Workshop: The Media and You! Critical Media Literacy Education with Prof. Mickey Huff

Presenter’s Website: https://www.projectcensored.org

RVML’s Full Events Calendar: https://rvml.org/events

Sponsored by KSKQ Radio, Southern Oregon Jobs With Justice, and RVML


April 17
7:00 pm


Rogue Valley Metaphysical Library – RVML
1757 Ashland Street
Ashland, Oregon 97520
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