Flat Earth News: An Award-Winning Reporter Exposes Falsehood, Distortion and Propaganda in the Global Media
Chatto & Windus, 2008, 070.4 DAV
Nick Davies’ literally-titled new book is an insider’s attack on the current standards of reporting in the national daily newspapers, drawing on research he commissioned from Cardiff University into the number of stories researched or verified by journalists. The results? Shockingly few.
From headline-generating sensationalist spins on unchecked press releases to planting misinformation for the CIA, Davies exposes the low quality behind the high quantity of "news" in the nation’s quality dailies.
The book’s received positive, if paradoxical, coverage in the media from The Spectator to The Guaridan, and Davies will be discussing it’s argument with broadcast journalist Adrian Monck and former editor of the New Statesman Peter Wilby here at the RSA on 14 February 2008.
To book your place at the talk, click here, and to borrow a copy of Flat Earth News: An Award-Winning Reporter Exposes Falsehood, Distortion and Propaganda in the Global Media, please contact the RSA Library.