Nolan Higdon – Mickey Huff

Dr. Nolan Higdon is an author and university lecturer of history and media studies. Higdon’s areas of concentration include youth culture, news media history, and critical media literacy. He sits on the boards of the Action Coalition for Media Education (ACME) and Northwest Alliance for Alternative Media and Education. His most recent publications include United States of Distraction (co-author with Mickey Huff, City Lights, 2019) and The Anatomy of Fake News: A Critical News Literacy Education (University of California Press, 2020). He is co-host of the Along the Line podcast with “Dr. Dreadlocks” Nicholas Baham III; The Media Freedom Foundation’s Critical Media Literacy Officer; a co-founder of the Critical Media Literacy Conference of the Americas; and a longtime contributor to Project Censored’s annual book, Censored. Mickey Huff is the director of Project Censored, president of the Media Freedom Foundation; co-editor of the annual Censored book series from Seven Stories Press (since 2009), including most recently Project Censored’s State of the Free Press 2021, co-edited with Andy Lee Roth; co-author with Nolan Higdon of United States of Distraction (City Lights, 2019); professor of social science and history at Diablo Valley College where he co-chairs the history area and journalism department; and lecturer in communications at California State University, East Bay. He is also the executive producer and co-host of the weekly syndicated Pacifica Radio program, “The Project Censored Show,” founded in 2010. Learn more at

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