Frontline Confidential with Nick Davies – Falsehood, Distortion and Propaganda in the Global Media – FULLY BOOKED

Talk Wednesday 27th February, 2008

Award-winning investigative journalist Nick Davies breaks Fleet Street’s unwritten rule and investigates his own colleagues, discovering that he works in “a corrupt profession”.

Nick Davies writes investigative stories for The Guardian, and has been named Journalist of the Year, Reporter of the Year and Feature Writer of the Year at the British Press Awards.

He also makes television documentaries and is an author of four books, including White Lies, which uncovered a racist miscarriage of justice in Texas; Murder on Ward Four, which examines the collapse of the NHS as evidenced by the murder of children by nurse Beverly Allitt and Dark Heart, a journey through the wasteland British poverty.

His most recent book Flat Earth News exposes how the business of reporting the truth had been slowly subverted by the mass production of ignorance. He reveals the dark secrets of the Sunday Times, the Observer and The Daily Mail.

David Leigh is the Investigations Editor of The Guardian.

Moderated by Gavin MacFadyen – Director of the Centre for Investigative Journalism.

This event is FULLY BOOKED.