Truthteller

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An Investigative Reporter’s Journey Through the World of Truth Prevention, Fake News and Conspiracy Theories.

There is a war on truth. And the liars are winning. There is an increasingly large number of weapons in the arsenal of the rich, the powerful and the elected to prevent the truth from coming out — to bury it, warp it, twist it to suit their purposes. Truthteller reveals how governments and corporations have covered-up mass murder, corruption and catastrophe. In a world where Putin and Trump have successfully branded journalists as traffickers in fake news, while promoting the actual creators of fake news, an investigative reporter shows the tools that are used to deceive us and explains why they work. Using exclusive documents and interviews drawn from three decades as an award-winning reporter, editor, foreign correspondent, television producer, documentary filmmaker, and journalism educator, Stephen Davis reveals shocking details of deception in the United States, the UK, Russia, Sweden, the Baltic republics, Australia, New Zealand, Brazil, the Arctic and Antarctic.

SPECIFICATIONS: 9781925335897 | Paperback | 210 x 135 mm / 8.25 x 5.25 inches | 264 pages

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 persuade 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.

Lunchtime author talk with Stephen Davis at Unity Books
27/03/2019
FREE event
Wednesday 27rh March 2019
12pm

Unity Books Wellington
57 Willis Street, Wellington, New Zealand 6011

Join us at Unity Books Wellington for an author talk with journalist Stephen Davis, whose new book, “Truthteller,” explores the current war on truth.

Call 04 499 4245 for further information.

 

An evening of truthtelling with Stephen Davis at Time Out Books
12/04/2019
FREE event
Friday 27rh March 2019
5.30pm

Time Out Bookstore
432 Mt Eden Road, Mt Eden, Auckland, New Zealand 1024

Join us at Time Out Books Auckland for an author talk with journalist Stephen Davis, whose new book, Truthteller, explores the current war on truth.

Call 09-630 3331 for more information

 

Stephen Davis: Truthteller at UNSW

16/04/2019
FREE event
Tuesday 16th April 2019

6pm -8.30pm

UNSW Bookshop
Gate 2, High Street Lower Quadrangle Building, Kensington, New South Wales 2033

There is a war on truth. And the liars are winning.

There is an increasingly large number of weapons in the arsenal of the rich, the powerful and the elected to prevent the truth from coming out — to bury it, warp it, twist it to suit their purposes. Stephen Davis’ latest book Truthteller reveals how governments and corporations have covered-up mass murder, corruption and catastrophe. In a world where Putin and Trump have successfully branded journalists as traffickers in fake news, while promoting the actual creators of fake news, an investigative reporter shows the tools that are used to deceive us and explains why they work.

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.

You can catch the truth direct from Stephen’s mouth at UNSW Bookshop for a free conversation with our very own Kerrie Davies; lecturer in Literary Journalism, author of A Wife’s Heart and researcher in the areas of autobiography, creative non-fiction, multiplatform media and social media.

To book a free ticket click here

 

Truthteller with Stephen Davis: Better Read Than Dead

17/04/2019
FREE event
Wednesday 17th April 2019

6.30pm – 8pm

Better Read Than Dead
265 King Street, Newtown, New South Wales 2042

There is a war on truth. And the liars are winning. Truthteller is investigative reporter Stephen Davis’s journey through the world of truth prevention, fake news and conspiracy theories. It’s the guidebook for our post-truth times.

Join us for an evening of straight-talking with Stephen Davis. This event is free but bookings via our events website are essential: click on the link above.

To book a free ticket click here

 

An evening of truthtelling with Stephen Davis at Berkelouws

18/04/2019
FREE event
Thursday 18th April 2019

6.30pm – 8pm

Berkelouw Paddington
19 Oxford Street, Paddington, New South Wales 2021

Join us a Berkelouws Paddington for an evening of truth-telling with author and journalist Stephen Davis, whose new book, “Truthteller,” explores the current war on truth.

WIth thanks to Berkelouws at Paddington (19 Oxford Street) for hosting this exciting event.

Please book your tickets below for this free event as we expect them to go fast!

To book a free ticket click here

 

Truthteller Book Launch

01/05/2019
FREE event
Wednesday 1st May 2019

5.30pm – 6.30pm

University Book Shop Otago
378 Great King Street, Dunedin, New Zealand 9016

Join us for the launch of Truthteller, by veteran investigative journalist, Stephen Davis.

Find out more about the war on truth and why the liars are winning.

 

The War On Truth – The Dunedin Writers & Readers Festival

11/05/2019
Tickets $15-$23
Saturday 11th May 2019

5.30pm – 6.30pm

Dunedin Public Art Gallery
30 The Octagon, Dunedin, New Zealand 9016

Award-winning investigative reporter Stephen Davis spent three decades working on the frontlines of journalism – for TV, magazines and newspapers, and as an educator. Among those who have tried to persuade him from reporting his stories: men with Kalashnikovs, government lawyers, corporate PRs in fancy suits, senior police officers, billionaires and newspaper owners. In his explosive new book Truthteller, he spills the media beans and tells of his journey through the world of truth prevention, fake news and conspiracy theories. Fellow journalist Guyon Espiner will sift through the fake and the true with him.

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Newshub Nation on TV3 

Stephen Davis, tells Newshub that fake news is a “public health emergency” – to read in full click here


The Daily Otago Times 

“Bruce Munro talks to the award-winning investigative journalist about government cover-ups, big business tactics and the war on truth” – To read in full click here


The Matthew Wright Show talkradio

“Every page is quite extraordinary” – To listen to the audio click here.

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