Nick Davies

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Full name: Nick Davies

Area of interest: Social issues, Media distortion

Journals/Organisation: The Guardian

Email: mail@nickdavies.net; FlatEarthNews.net: contact

Personal website: http://www.nickdavies.net

Website: Nick Davies.net | Guardian.co / Nick Davies

Blog: http://www.flatearthnews.net/blog | http://commentisfree.guardian.co.uk/nick_davies/index.html

Representation: the reading agency

Networks: http://twitter.com/#!/Bynickdavies

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Education: Buckingham grammar school; Stowe school, Buckinghamshire; University College, Oxford: Politics, Philosophy and Economics (BA)

Career: Mirror Group training scheme, 1976/1978; Evening Standard: reporter, Londoners' Diary, 1978/1979; The Guardian: news reporter, 1979/1984; The Observer: home affairs correspondent, 1984/1986; London Daily News: chief feature writer, 1986/1987; Scotsman and New Zealand Dominion: Washington columnist, 1987/1989; The Guardian, Daily Mail, The Melbourne Age: features writer, 1989/1999

Current position/role: The Guardian: special correspondent

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Broadcast media: Reporter for World in Action, Dispatches, BBC Everyman; Screenwriter: The Kingdom; Consultant/researcher: ‘Captain Jack’, feature film for Granada Films, ‘Deadly Voyage’, for Granada Films and HBO

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Awards/Honours: Crime Reporter of the Year, 1980; Reporter of the Year (Commended), 1981; Reporter of the Year, (Commended), 1982; Campaigning Journalist of the Year, (Commended), 1983; Magazine Writer of the Year, (Commended), 1991; Feature Writer of the Year, (Commended), 1993; Feature Writer of the Year, 1997; Reporter of the Year, 1998; Journalist of the Year, 1998; Europe Prize: Journalism for a Changing World, 2004

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Books & Debate:

  • White Lies: rape, murder, and justice, Texas style OCLC 22731928 , 1991
  • Murder on Ward Four: the story of Bev Allitt and the most terrifying crime since the Moors Murders OCLC 29471538 , 1993
  • Dark Heart: the shocking truth about hidden Britain OCLC 38112662 , 1997
  • The school report: why Britain's schools are failing OCLC 59507884 , 2000

Latest work: Flat Earth News: falsehood, distortion and propaganda in the global media OCLC 176826415 , 2008

  • (audio clip of Nick Davies talking to Journalist editor Tim Gopsill about why he wrote the book)

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Current debate:"Nick is available to promote his explosive, controversial and timely book. Award-winning investigative journalist Nick Davies explores today’s media and is available to promote his book in libraries and reading groups." - visit: the reading agency

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Role: Special correspondent

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Email: nick.davies@guardian.co.uk

Website: http://www.guardian.co.uk/profile/nickdavies

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