NICK DAVIES has never been one to shy aware from speaking his mind on controversial issues as his latest best-selling book, ‘Flat Earth News’ will testify.
His long and illustrious career has been the result of asking the questions others daren’t, probing and searching where fellow hacks have long since withdrawn any such interest.
He has undertaken numerous roles as part of his job description, predominantly investigations concerning crime, drugs, poverty and other social issues in the UK and around the world.
Currently a regular contributor to the broadsheet newspaper, The Guardian, Davies has also featured as an on-screen reporter for the former ITV current affairs programme, World in Action.
Davies’ investigative work on failing education and schools saw him become the first winner of the Martha Gellhorn award. He recently won the award for European Journalism for his work on drugs policy, too.
Other awards to his name include Journalist of the Year, Reporter of the Year and Feature Writer of the Year.
His latest book offering has again focussed public and media attention on another pertinent issue: the mechanics of the modern news machine which Davies believes is contributing to the death of true news reporting.
John Mair, the organiser of the Coventry Conversations said: “Nick is the kind of investigative journalist who radiates and generates controversy.”
He added: “Not all of us agree with his hypotheses and grim analysis of modern journalism but what he says is very thought provoking and worth a listen.”
Davies will be in conversation on Thursday 15th January at 13.00pm in the Ellen Terry building, room ETG34. He will also be signing copies of his book after the media lecture.