Junk Food News
Each year’s Project Censored volume includes a chapter on “junk-food news” — trivial or scarcely-significant stories that receive disproportionate coverage by the corporate media, thereby crowding out more-significant issues. This week’s Project Censored Show features three of the researchers for the junk-food news chapter, “Blurred Lines and Clickbait,” from Censored 2019: Fighting the Fake News Invasion, to examine the insidious social effects of junk-food news, and to discuss their work and this year’s chapter.
Izzy Snow and Christina Hamilton are students at College of Marin, and Project Censored researchers/ authors. Dr. Susan Rahman is professor of social sciences at College of Marin and is Vice President of the Media Freedom Foundation.