News is defined as “the report of recent events through facts and collective information.”
Censorship is defined as “the suppression of speech or other public communication which may be considered objectionable, harmful, sensitive, or inconvenient as determined by the government, media outlet, or other controlling body.”
It is the news is to act as the Fourth Estate. To report facts to the people. Recently, this article has the NYTimes admitting major news organizations to fall to censorship by campaigns or government officials.
Media censorship takes many forms in the way you get your news. While news stories are often edited for length, there are many choices that are made that are designed to keep some information from becoming public. Sometimes these decisions are made to safeguard a person’s privacy, others to protect media outlets from corporate or political fallout.
Project Censored specializes in covering the top stories which were subjected to censorship either by being ignored or downplayed by the mainstream media each year. Project Censored is a research team composed of more than 200 university faculty, students, and community experts who annually review up to 1,000 news story submissions for content, reliability of sources, and national significance. The top 25 stories selected are submitted to a distinguished panel of judges who rank them in order of importance.