Flat earth approaching
NICK DAVIES, author of Flat Earth News, which exposes "the mechanics of falsehood, distortion and propaganda" in the media, speaks 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, 308-312 Gray's Inn Road, London WC1 (King’s Cross Tube). Drink and nibbles will be served. See the Flat Earth News website 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”.
Inspired by the above book's appeal to reclaim high standards in reporting, the Freelance team rang two people and made a total of four checks by phone and email in its efforts to verify the truth and accuracy of this news item.