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

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Random House, Nov 30, 2011 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 432 pages

Does ‘fake news’ really exist? Find out from the ultimate insider.

After years of working as a respected journalist, Nick Davies, in this shocking exposť, reveals what really goes on behind the scenes of this contentious industry.

From a prestigious newspaper that allowed intelligence agencies to plant fiction in its columns, to the newsroom that routinely rejected stories due to racial bias, to the number of papers that accepted cash bribes. Gripping, thought-provoking and revelatory, this is an insider’s look at one of the most tainted professions.

‘Meticulous, fair-minded and utterly gripping’ Telegraph

‘Powerful and timely...his analysis is fair, meticulously researched and fascinating’ Observer

 

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User Review  - Parthurbook - LibraryThing

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

Contents

Contents
1
Part OlltI Flat Earth Stories
9
The News Factory
47
Hidden Persuaders
155
Inside Stories
257
Mai Aggression
357
Epilogue
391
Inch
399
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About the author (2011)

Nick Davies writes investigative stories for the Guardian, and has been named Journalist of the Year, Reporter of the Year and Feature Writer of the Year in British press awards. Between July 2009 and July 2011, he wrote more than a hundred stories about crime in Rupert Murdoch’s News of the World. He has written six books including White Lies and Dark Heart, and the bestselling Flat Earth News, exposing falsehood and propaganda in news media. Hack Attack is his latest book.

He has three children and lives in Sussex.

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