October 26, 2006

Scholars For Truth Founder Is Keynote Speaker for Media Accountability Conference, Nov. 3 And 4

Steven E. Jones, co-founder of Scholars for 9-11 Truth, is the keynote speaker for the Media Accountability Conference set for Friday and Saturday, Nov. 3 and 4, at Sonoma State University.

His discussion covers the current data concerning the fall of the Twin Towers and building #7 in New York City. He will also discuss what he sees as the filtering of information about the events on Sept. 11 - which stories receive some mainstream coverage and which do not.

The conference marks the 30th release of Project Censored's annual review of the most under-reported news stories of the last year.

Jones is a physicist from Brigham Young University and has received criticism for his controversial talks, but he says he hopes to bring forward information and raise difficult questions about the tragedy. Scholars for 9-11 Truth is an organization that advocates for a more critical and thorough analysis of the events that took place on September 11.

The conference brings investigative journalists and researchers from around the country to present important, well-documented stories that the mainstream media failed to cover. The conference also explores the current system of media coverage - what is covered, what isn't covered, and why.

Throughout the event there will be lectures and panels. Speakers include FAIR co-founders Jeff Cohen and Martin Lee, and investigative journalist Greg Palast.

Panelists will cover a wide variety of under-reported stories - from the global water crisis to the government contractor that illegally sold nuclear materials to Iran. Other topics include the Internet control and the control of information, growing domestic militarization, the impact of the global economy on daily lives, conflicts of interest at all levels of the government, and more.

Will Durst, "America's Top Political Satirist," closes the conference at the Real News Awards, which takes place on Saturday night.

THe keynote lecture will be held in the Cooperage and begins at 7 p.m. Admission is $10 for students, and $15 for general.

For further information phone (770) 664-2500 or visit www.projectcensored.org.


Jean Wasp
Media Relations Coordinator
University Affairs
(707) 664-2057
jean.wasp@sonoma.edu