Flat Earth News: An Award-winning Reporter Exposes Falsehood, Distortion and Propaganda in the Global Media

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When award-winning journalist Nick Davies decided to break Fleet Street's unwritten rule by investigating his own colleagues, he found that the business of reporting the truth had been slowly subverted by the mass production of ignorance. Working with a network of off-the-record sources, Davies uncovered the story of the prestigious "Sunday" newspaper which allowed the CIA and MI6 to plant fiction in its columns; the newsroom which routinely rejects stories about black people; the respected paper that hired a professional fraudster to set up a front company to entrap senior political figures; the newspapers which support law and order while paying cash bribes to bent detectives.Davies names names and exposes the national stories which turn out to be pseudo events manufactured by the PR industry, and the global news stories which prove to be fiction generated by a new machinery of international propaganda.

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The 'sister' volume to Davies' recent "Hack Attack", this is well-researched polemic maps the slippery slope of decline in British newspapers - from journalism to churnalism. Davies is thorough on the ... Read full review

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User Review  - tixylix - LibraryThing

This book really opened my eyes to the world of 'churnalism' and the lengths that some newspapers and journalists will go to, to get that scoop. It was particularly timely during the investigations ... Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Nick Davies writes for the Guardian, and has been named Journalist of the Year, Reporter of the Year, and Feature Writer of the Year. He is the author of Dark Heart, The School Report, and White Lies.

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