Flat Earth alert
NICK DAVIES, author of Flat Earth News, which exposes "the mechanics of falsehood, distortion and propaganda" in the media, will speak on at a meeting on Wednesday 4 February. London Freelance Branch are proud co-hosts of Nick's talk, together with NUJ Press & PR Branch. This free event is at 7pm at the NUJ headquarters at Headland House, 308 Gray's Inn Road, London WC1 (King's Cross Tube). Drink and nibbles will be served. The paperback edition of Flat Earth News will appear at around that time. See www.flatearthnews.net for details of the book, and for regular contributions for journalists exposing "news stories" that are word-for-word, unchecked reproductions of press releases, along with other all too numerous examples of the culture of "churnalism".