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The Resource Flat Earth news : an award-winning reporter exposes falsehood, distortion and propaganda in the global media, Nick Davies

Flat Earth news : an award-winning reporter exposes falsehood, distortion and propaganda in the global media, Nick Davies

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Flat Earth news : an award-winning reporter exposes falsehood, distortion and propaganda in the global media
Title
Flat Earth news
Title remainder
an award-winning reporter exposes falsehood, distortion and propaganda in the global media
Statement of responsibility
Nick Davies
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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 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. He shows the impact of this on a world where consumers believe a mass of stories which, in truth, are as false as the idea that the Earth is flat - from the millenium bug to the WMD in Iraq - tainting government policy, perverting popular belief. He presents a new model for understanding news. With the help of researchers from Cardiff University, who ran a ground-breaking analysis of our daily news, Davies found most reporters, most of the time, are not allowed to dig up stories or check their facts - a profession corrupted at the core."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
UKM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1953-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Davies, Nick
Index
index present
LC call number
PN5124.O24
LC item number
D38 2008
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Journalism
Label
Flat Earth news : an award-winning reporter exposes falsehood, distortion and propaganda in the global media, Nick Davies
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Pt. 1.
  • Flat Earth Stories.
  • p. 7
  • 1.
  • Bug that Ate the World.
  • p. 9
  • Pt. 2.
  • News Factory.
  • p. 47
  • 2.
  • Workers.
  • p. 49
  • 3.
  • Suppliers.
  • p. 74
  • 4.
  • Rules of Production.
  • p. 109
  • Pt. 3.
  • Hidden Persuaders.
  • p. 155
  • 5.
  • Private Life of Public Relations.
  • p. 157
  • 6.
  • Propaganda Puzzle.
  • p. 205
  • Pt. 4.
  • Inside Stories.
  • p. 257
  • 7.
  • Dark Arts.
  • p. 259
  • 8.
  • Insight into the Sunday Times.
  • p. 287
  • 9.
  • Blinded Observer.
  • p. 329
  • 10.
  • Mail Aggression.
  • p. 357
  • Epilogue.
  • p. 391
  • Index.
  • p. 399
Control code
ocn176826415
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
408 p.
Isbn
9780701181451
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Flat Earth news : an award-winning reporter exposes falsehood, distortion and propaganda in the global media, Nick Davies
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Pt. 1.
  • Flat Earth Stories.
  • p. 7
  • 1.
  • Bug that Ate the World.
  • p. 9
  • Pt. 2.
  • News Factory.
  • p. 47
  • 2.
  • Workers.
  • p. 49
  • 3.
  • Suppliers.
  • p. 74
  • 4.
  • Rules of Production.
  • p. 109
  • Pt. 3.
  • Hidden Persuaders.
  • p. 155
  • 5.
  • Private Life of Public Relations.
  • p. 157
  • 6.
  • Propaganda Puzzle.
  • p. 205
  • Pt. 4.
  • Inside Stories.
  • p. 257
  • 7.
  • Dark Arts.
  • p. 259
  • 8.
  • Insight into the Sunday Times.
  • p. 287
  • 9.
  • Blinded Observer.
  • p. 329
  • 10.
  • Mail Aggression.
  • p. 357
  • Epilogue.
  • p. 391
  • Index.
  • p. 399
Control code
ocn176826415
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
408 p.
Isbn
9780701181451
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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