David Aaronovitch

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Full name: David Aaronovitch

Area of interest: International politics and the media

Journals/Organisation: The Times | The Jewish Chronicle

Email: david.aaronovitch@thetimes.co.uk

Personal website: http://www.davidaaronovitch.com

Website: http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/columnists/david_aaronovitch

Blog: Conspiracy latest

Representation: AP Watt

Networks: https://twitter.com/DAaronovitch


About: "David Aaronovitch is a writer, broadcaster and commentator on culture, international affairs, politics and the media. His regular column will appear every Thursday in The Times from April 1st. A former television researcher, producer and programme editor, he has previously written for The Independent, The Guardian and The Observer, winning numerous accolades, including Columnist of the Year 2003 and the 2001 Orwell prize for journalism. He has appeared on the satirical TV current affairs programme Have I Got News For You, presented a number of radio and television series and programmes on current affairs and historical topics. His first book, and account of a journey by kayak on the rivers and canals of England, Paddling to Jerusalem, was published in 2000 and won the Madoc Prize for travel writing. In 2009 he published Voodoo Histories, a book on the history and attraction of conspiracy theories. David also writes a blog about conspiracy theories" - http://www.davidaaronovitch.com/html/biography/bio.html

Education: Balliol College, Oxford 1972/1974 (sent down, failing German History exam); University of Manchester: BA (Hons) History, 1978; elected President of the National Union of Students, 1980

Career: Researcher, then producer for ITV's Weekend World; founding editor of BBC's On the Record, 1988; The Independent and Independent on Sunday's chief leader writer, television critic, and columnist until 2002; contributor, columnist and feature writer with The Guardian and The Observer from 2003; in June 2005 he joined The Times, writing a regular column, he also writes regular columns for the Jewish Chronicle

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Viewpoints/Insight: Frequently endorses the New Labour position, but has opposed them on issues concerning civil liberties, voting reform, House of Lords

Broadcast media: Presented and contributed to many TV and radio programmes: Newsnight; Parkinson's Radio 2 programme; the Jimmy Young Show; guested on Have I Got News For You and Question Time; most recent programmes: three part series for Channel 4 on Sex on TV; three part series for Channel 5 about sex and culture, Whatever Turns You On; programmes for Channel 4 on Muslim Anti-Semitism; the Iraq war; three part series for Radio 4 on the Romans; Radio 4 programme, The Copysnatchers. see IMDb filmography

Video: http://www.davidaaronovitch.com/html/voodoo_histories/about_voodoo_histories_video.html

Controversy/Criticism: Strongly supported the 2003 invasion of Iraq: Here's my apology on the 'disaster' of the Iraq war. Now, where's yours?

Awards/Honours: What the Papers Say award for the best Writer about broadcasting, 1998; George Orwell Prize for Political Journalism, 2001; WTPS Columnist of the year, 2003


Other: Son of economist and communist Sam Aaronovitch, brother of actor Owen Aaronovitch and scriptwriter Ben Aaronovitch

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Latest work: Voodoo histories: the role of the conspiracy theory in shaping modern history OCLC 310154675, 2009. Reviewed here by Johann Hari.


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Remit/Info: International politics and the media

Section: Features

Role: Commentator


Email: david.aaronovitch@thetimes.co.uk

Website: http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/columnists/david_aaronovitch

Commissioning editor: Daniel Finkelstein

Day published: Tuesday

Regularity: Weekly

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