Having worked for two of the world’s best respected news outlets, I’ve seen how reporting serves Western governments, big business and the military, and drowns out most dissent with propaganda. My attempts to discuss that with editors got nowhere. Illusions seemed more powerful than facts.
The biggest professional myth is “objectivity”. If reporters don’t set an agenda, they serve someone else’s. It’s “objective” to take dictation from officials, but disputing what they say is classed as “bias”. This defines how people think about alternatives. If they’re framed as they look to those who run the world, not much can change.
Agent’s Briefing (November 2012)
A single-sided summary of talks
“Among other topics: ‘Why I quit The New York Times to run a Balkan Woodstock’, ‘The careers advice I wish I’d got at college’ and ‘How to stop the media from deceiving us’.”
Talks Flyer (November 2012)
“F*¢# you! I won’t do what you tell me! Lessons from my abortive career; about inspiration, activist news and human potential, revealing structural flaws in search of new solutions.”
Media Kit (.zip, 6.6 MB, 19 August 2012)
Images, flyer and briefings on the book
“Contains a press release (PDF; available separately here), photos and book cover (large and small .jpgs), a one-page publisher’s AI sheet and promotional flyer (PDF; high-res .tif files suitable for printing are uploaded here and here).”