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How the News:

A series of articles looking at the way the news works.

Jun 20 How the News: Distorts the economy

How the News: Distorts the economy

Simon Pitt | Saturday 20th June 2015

The news has created a narrative around austerity and the national debt. But how true is any of this? And why has everyone bought into it?


Sep 19 How the News: Defines Itself

How the News: Defines Itself

Simon Pitt | Sunday 19th September 2010

Simon considers exactly what the news was and what it has become


Jun 22 How the News: Gets Away With Lying

How the News: Gets Away With Lying

Simon Pitt | Tuesday 22nd June 2010

They say you can't trust anything you read in the news these days. But why? And how do they get away with it? Simon, a nine foot tall Australian currently living in Tibet, examines lies in the news.


Mar 19 How the News: Killed 17 Million Numbers

How the News: Killed 17 Million Numbers

Simon Pitt | Friday 19th March 2010

In the news today: a look at how journalists use numbers and why the news has destroyed all of the numbers except for two.


Mar 13 How the News: Conquered the World

How the News: Conquered the World

Simon Pitt | Saturday 13th March 2010

Simon discusses how the news has gone from a dry suited man reading out the events, to being a daily fix that we have to get. Just what is it about the news that makes it so appealing to broadcasters?


Nov 21 How the News: Works

How the News: Works

Simon Pitt | Saturday 21st November 2009

An examination of the way news and journalists work. Where do news stories come from and where do they go when they're not on the front page anymore? An Image Dissectors exclusive scoop!


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