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Project Censored Director to Speak March 4 at U of I

February 25, 2019

Note: This Event Has Been Canceled.

MOSCOW, Idaho — Feb. 25, 2019 — A leading media literacy expert will visit the University of Idaho Monday, March 4. Mickey Huff, director of Project Censored, will speak at 3:30 p.m. in the Whitewater Room of the Idaho Commons, 875 Line St., Moscow.

Huff’s topic is “ Fighting the Fake News Invasion: Critical Media Literacy in an Era of Digital Propaganda and Censorship.” The presentation is free and open to the public.

Huff is the director of Project Censored, founded in 1976, and president of the nonprofit Media Freedom Foundation. He has edited or co-edited 10 volumes of “Project Censored” (published by Seven Stories Press in New York) and contributed numerous chapters to these works dating back to 2008. His most recent book, edited with Andy Lee Roth, is “Censored 2019: Fighting the Fake News Invasion.”

“Mr. Huff’s talk will address the ways in which political and economic forces subtly influence the content of mass media,” said Dale Graden, a U of I professor of history who is helping organize the event. “It will also give audiences strategies to discern facts amid exaggerations, half-truths and propaganda.”

According to published reports by the Pew Research Center and others, news consumption among young people is on the decline. Project Censored cultivates student engagement with news, civic affairs and public policy debates. During this year’s cycle, 351 college students and 15 professors from 13 colleges and universities participated in the Project’s Campus Affiliates Program.

Huff’s Moscow appearance is sponsored by the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences; the Martin Institute, the School of Journalism and Mass Media, and the Departments of History and Politics and Philosophy.

More information on Project Censored is available at projectcensored.org.

Media Contact

Dale Graden
Professor, Department of History
208-885-8956
graden@uidaho.edu

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