Review - Inthenews

Friday 23rd October By Mathew Champion

Watching the film surrounded by the subject of Atkins' film, and for an online journalist myself, was an at-times uncomfortable experience, similar to the same unease that every enterprising, young journalist who thinks that Charlie Brooker is the British Bill Hicks and that Graham Linehan is right about everything feels when they read Nick Davies' Flat Earth News.

Just as Davies, who is featured in the film, railed against the pitfalls of online churnalism, the rising influence of PR and a lack of time to check sources and make contacts, Atkins goes for the jugular in exposing the outright lies of the entire media establishment, led by our own British tabloids.

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