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Beyond Project Censored: It's Time for a New Award

As the media world changes rapidly, especially on the Web, independent journalists need to think outside of the box. Case in point is Project Censored, which not only has a dubious selection process for its annual list of Censored stories, but also reinforces self-marginalizing, defeatist behavior. It's time to honor high-quality alternative journalism with a new award -- this time celebrating independent stories that break out into mainstream consciousness, rather than ones that wallow in obscurity.