Flat Earth News: An Award-winning Reporter Exposes Falsehood, Distortion and Propaganda in the Global Media (Paperback)
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Short Description for Flat Earth News 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 machinery of international propaganda. This book shows the impact of this on a world where consumers believe a mass of stories which are as false as the idea that the Earth is flat.
- Published: 01 May 2009
- Format: Paperback 432 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780099512684 ISBN 10: 0099512688
- Sales rank: 16,461
Reviews for Flat Earth News
- Top review
This book is easy to read and provides an interesting, albeit disappointing, overview on how the news industry works and what influences its content. I found the information to be put across in a logical and easy to understand manner, but some of the examples he used, while fascinating, were in my view unnecessarily long. More than a few times I found myself skipping over pages to get to the next section.
Don't let the title put you off, the whole "An Award-winning Reporter Exposes Falsehood, Distortion and Propaganda in the Global Media" sounds very Michael Moore, but it's not. It is a very 'hands-on' from someone who has a lot of experience in and around a news desk and isn't attempting to play the shock jock of research. by Ben