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12th March 2009, 11:46am
Investigative reporter speaks out on state of press
University of Lincoln logo Top investigative reporter Nick Davies will express his controversial views on the state of the modern media in a free talk at the University of Lincoln.

The event, called What’s Wrong with the Press, is the latest in the University’s Lincoln School of Journalism lecture series, Journalists Speak out on Journalism.

It will take place on Monday 16 March in the Cargill Lecture Theatre in the Main Admin Building at the University of Lincoln’s Brayford campus. The talk begins at 6pm and there is no need to book a place.

Nick Davies, who began his journalism career in 1976, has been named Journalist of the Year, Reporter of the Year and Feature Writer of the Year for his investigations into crime, drugs, poverty and other social issues.

Hundreds of journalists have attended his masterclasses on the techniques of investigative reporting.

His latest book, Flat Earth News, is the most significant and controversial critique of modern journalism for decades.

Professor Richard Keeble, from the Lincoln School of Journalism, said: “There are few insiders brave enough to speak out on how the modern media is so often guilty of misleading the public – and perhaps more importantly, why. Nick Davies’ latest book is a shocking expose of how journalism has been tainted by bias and vested interests. This talk will hold some revelations for anyone with an interest in news.”

Previous speakers in the Journalists Speak Out on Journalism series include Bridget Kendall, BBC diplomatic correspondent, Tom Clarke, ITN environment correspondent, and Will Lewis, Daily Telegraph editor.

For more information on Nick Davies’ talk, or the lecture series, contact Professor Keeble on

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