Saturday, June 30, 2018

Truthseekers in a post-truth world

Journalists are much maligned - in truth, not always without good reason - so it's worth celebrating the profoundly positive impact that the work of the best can have. Observer/Guardian writer Carole Cadwalladr's expose about Cambridge Analytica and the harvesting of personal data from Facebook for political ends made her pretty much a shoo-in for this year's Orwell Prize for journalism.

The Guardian's article on their journalist's triumph also drew to my attention Darren McGarvey's Poverty Safari, a book effusively endorsed by both Irvine Welsh and J. K. Rowling that won the Orwell book accolade and sounds as though it would be very much up my street.

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