Tuesday, August 26, 2008

The Biz: Flat Earth News Author on the Future of Journalism

All reporting is investigative. On the other hand, the increasing demand of needing to file for multiple platforms makes the job of basic reporting much harder for the average sluggo out there. Those are some of the insights of acclaimed Guardian investigative writer Nick Davies, author of the new book Flat Earth News, in this Q&A on the Editors Weblog as he ponders our fast-changing craft. See more on Davies' book at his site here. "Finally I was forced to admit that I work in a corrupted profession," he writes on his site. In his book, Davies reveals the story of how one newspaper allowed the CIA and MI6 to plant fiction in its columns; how execs rejected stories about black people; and how a law-and-order-backing paper hired investigators to steal information.

TAGS: future of journalism, online journalism, the biz

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