THERE IS A WAR ON TRUTH. AND THE LIARS ARE WINNING.
In a time of fake news and conspiracy theories, this is the essential guide for understanding the modern media world. ‘Truthteller’ reveals step-by-step how governments and corporations cover up mass murder, corruption and catastrophe.
The rich, the powerful and the elected have an increasingly large arsenal of weapons to prevent the truth from coming out — to bury it, warp it, twist it to suit their purposes. Using exclusive documents, photographs and sources drawn from his career as an award-winning reporter, editor, foreign correspondent, television producer, documentary filmmaker, and journalism educator, author Stephen Davis reveals shocking details of how these weapons of truth suppression are used, from the United States to Russia and Europe, from Australia to Brazil, from the Arctic to the Antarctic.
The result is a book that takes you inside the world of investigative reporting to show the truth behind the headlines.
You'll never read the news the same way again.
Stephen Davis has been on the frontlines of journalism for three decades as an investigative reporter in TV, magazines and newspapers and as a leading journalism educator, trying to uphold the ideals of the fourth estate, and to inspire his students to do the same.
From the rainforests of Brazil to the icy wastes of Antarctica, from London to Los Angeles, from the Middle East to Australia and New Zealand, Davis has sought out the truth and sometimes found it. Along the way he has encountered lying politicians and corporate conmen, spies and special forces soldiers, secret policemen and scared scientists. Among those who have tried to dissuade him from reporting his stories: men with Kalashnikovs, government lawyers, corporate PRs in fancy suits, senior police officers, billionaires, and newspaper owners.
Davis has worked for ‘The Sunday Times’ in both London and Los Angeles, been a war and foreign correspondent, a TV producer for ‘60 Minutes’ and ‘20/20’, a newspaper editor, a documentary film maker for the BBC and Discovery, and has taught journalism to thousands of students from all over the world. He has won multiple awards for his investigative reporting, including a silver medal at the New York film and television awards, and has designed and run journalism degree programs in London, Sydney and Melbourne.