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Stories and the way in which the press studies them form our notion of the world and the local weather disaster. While most main media firms have began to pay shut consideration to local weather points in recent times, usually organising their first environmental or local weather desks, these beats are nonetheless understaffed to deal with the advanced environmental narrative. Mickey Huff, director of Project Censored and president of the Media Freedom Foundation, and Andy Lee Roth, affiliate director of this system, wrote an article for Earth911, Corporate Media Fiddle as the Planet Burns, concerning the environmental tales that have been virtually totally ignored by the mainstream press in 2022. Andy Lee Roth joins Mitch Ratcliffe to speak concerning the tales and the way the press can enhance its environmental protection.
For 57 years, the Media Freedom Foundation’s Project Censored has launched an annual listing of probably the most under-reported tales of the 12 months. The surroundings and social justice points are closely featured in its State of the Free Press 2023 report. Andy explains how tales about oil subsidies totaling $5.9 trillion a 12 months, good ocean technology’s impact on whales, and the suppression of Environmental Protection Agency toxic chemicals reports have been found and reported by the impartial press. You can study extra about Project Censored and its State of the Free Press 2023 report at projectcensored.org.
This podcast initially aired on March 6, 2023.