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

After years of working as News An PDF #186 a respected journalist Nick Davies broke the unwritten rule of the media by investigating the practices of his fellow colleagues In this eye opening exposé Davies uncovers an industry awash in corruption and bias His findings include the story Flat Earth eBook #10003 of a prestigious Sunday newspaper that allowed the CIA to plant fiction in its As a news junkie who loathes Metro and the redtops this was right up my street and depressingly re inforced my suspciionscynicisms and added a whole heap John Humphries says If you watch the news you should read this book but don t let him put you off This is an insider s expose of how and why journalism has descended into churnalism regurgitating agency news feeds press releases and celebrity gossip as news sueezing column inches from tired journalists and pounds from a shrinking market whilst genuinely big stories go ignored or unchallengedNick Davies tells allthis is the guy who recently re broke the News of the World hacking scandal and whilst it must have made him feel good to get it off his chest it made me angry and depressed to hear it like it is And made me even resolute not to pick up Metro again The Black Ice Score (Parker, unwritten rule of the media by investigating the practices of his fellow colleagues In this eye opening exposé Davies The Black Painting uncovers an industry awash in corruption and bias His findings include the story Flat Earth eBook #10003 of a prestigious Sunday newspaper that allowed the CIA to plant fiction in its As a news junkie who loathes Metro and the redtops this was right Fire and Desire up my street and depressingly re inforced my suspciionscynicisms and added a whole heap John Humphries says If you watch the news you should read this book but don t let him put you off This is an insider s expose of how and why journalism has descended into churnalism regurgitating agency news feeds press releases and celebrity gossip as news sueezing column inches from tired journalists and pounds from a shrinking market whilst genuinely big stories go ignored or The Forgotten Memoir of John Knox unchallengedNick Davies tells allthis is the guy who recently re broke the News of the World hacking scandal and whilst it must have made him feel good to get it off his chest it made me angry and depressed to hear it like it is And made me even resolute not to pick The Illusionists up Metro again

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Columns the newsroom that 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 as well Earth News An Epub #223 as a number of newspapers that pay cash bribes to bent detectives His research also exposes a range of national stories that were in fact pseudo events manufactured by t I studied as a journalist worked as one for a while and can sadly vouch for Mr Davies grim take on the world of the media Things have probably worsened since this book was written the internet has decimated the industry and than ever it s a wing of the PR and Marketing worldTwo bugbears for me which Davies addresses among others one the under representation of real news that is local news which might make a difference to local communities The national papers use a common agenda narrow and limiting which they all doggedly follow Some might have a northern correspondent for example or Welsh correspondent but ask yourself what that really means Where that Welsh correspondent works where his or her office is and ask yourself how does one person cover the news of three million peopleSecond the sheer laziness of the media and the death of journalism The flooding of UK newspapers with American news not just politics but showbusiness tittle tattle and even weather stories Why Because it s cheap The American media churns out so much content that it s cheaper for UK publications many part of US media groups anyway to simply pass on this dross to a country which is four thousand miles away As someone who lives in Europe this is awful stuff France and Spain might as well be on another planet for all the coverage they getAi ai ai Electing Judges up a front company to entrap senior political figures as well Earth News An Epub #223 as a number of newspapers that pay cash bribes to bent detectives His research also exposes a range of national stories that were in fact pseudo events manufactured by t I studied as a journalist worked as one for a while and can sadly vouch for Mr Davies grim take on the world of the media Things have probably worsened since this book was written the internet has decimated the industry and than ever it s a wing of the PR and Marketing worldTwo bugbears for me which Davies addresses among others one the Encounters with Rauschenberg under representation of real news that is local news which might make a difference to local communities The national papers Doctors, Ambassadors, Secretaries use a common agenda narrow and limiting which they all doggedly follow Some might have a northern correspondent for example or Welsh correspondent but ask yourself what that really means Where that Welsh correspondent works where his or her office is and ask yourself how does one person cover the news of three million peopleSecond the sheer laziness of the media and the death of journalism The flooding of UK newspapers with American news not just politics but showbusiness tittle tattle and even weather stories Why Because it s cheap The American media churns out so much content that it s cheaper for UK publications many part of US media groups anyway to simply pass on this dross to a country which is four thousand miles away As someone who lives in Europe this is awful stuff France and Spain might as well be on another planet for all the coverage they getAi ai ai

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He public relations industry and global news stories that were fiction generated by a machinery of Earth News An Award winning eBook #10003 international propaganda The degree to which the media industry has affected government policy and perverted popular belief is also addressed Gripping and thought provoking this is an insider’s look at one of the world’s most tainted professions An excellent discourse on why you shouldn t believe everything you read in the newspaper hear on the radio or see on TV Davies digs into the pitfalls of for profit above every other consideration journalism corruption biased reporting the problems arising from valueing speed over accuracy and much


10 thoughts on “Flat Earth News An Award winning Reporter Exposes Falsehood Distortion and Propaganda in the Global Media

  1. says:

    Well this is cheerful stuff Nick Davies respected journalist gives the lie to the notion that the biggest threat to journalism is the interference of owners or the threats of advertisers His thesis is that the drive for profits has driven journalism to the brink of destruction Staff cuts and spending cuts have resulted in fewer journalists wo

  2. says:

    Media outlets pick easy stories with safe facts and safe ideas clustering around official sources for protection reducing everything they touch to simplicity without understanding recycling consensus facts and id

  3. says:

    As a news junkie who loathes Metro and the redtops this was right up my street and depressingly re inforced my suspciionscynicisms and added

  4. says:

    Propaganda is as old as the flood I'm not a particular fan of big media but Nick is Especially if its of the type of which he approves We're awash with news today but the reader has to employ his own common sense and fact check himself if he really wants to ensure the veracity of any story In fact he should have always done that rather than l

  5. says:

    Interesting depressing and a little repetitive Worth a read but the writing style is dull and becomes a chore after the first few chapters

  6. says:

    I studied as a journalist; worked as one for a while and can sadly vouch for Mr Davies´ grim take on the world of the media Things have probably worsened since this book was written the internet has decimated the industry and than ever it´s a wing of the PR and Marketing worldTwo bugbears for me which Davies addresses am

  7. says:

    An excellent discourse on why you shouldn't believe everything you read in the newspaper hear on the radio or see on TV Davies digs into the pitfalls of for profit above every other consideration journalism corruption biased reporting the problems arising from valueing speed over accuracy and much

  8. says:

    Hopelessly late in reading this but Nick Davies´ Flat Earth News is probably true now than it was when published first in 2008 before the great culmination of scandals that brought down the Sun and threatened the Murdoch

  9. says:

    Phone hacking is not in the index of this book published in 2008 so just before that story broke Every other journalistic crime is The central argument is that corporate commercialism in what we used to fondly call Fleet Street has

  10. says:

    It seemed interesting when I picked it up in the library an insider account on how the modern media are being corrupted by mass hysteria propaganda and commercial objectives Unfortunately Flat Earth News has become an endl

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