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

After years of working as 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 of a prestigious Sunday newspaper that allowed the CIA to plant fiction in its 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 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 the public relations industry and global news stories that were fiction generated by a machinery of international propaganda. The degree to which the media industry has affected government policy and perverted popular belief is also addressed. Gripping and though-provoking, this is an insider’s look at one of the world’s most tainted professions.
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Specificaties

ISBN
9780099512684
Uitgever
Vintage Publishing
Druk
1e
Verschenen
01-01-2009
Taal
Engels
Bladzijden
432 pp.
Bindwijze
Paperback
Genre
Communicatiewetensch

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