Marsh

I occasionally freelance in PR and from time to time contribute to various newspapers and magazines. I also lecture around Europe on the role of PR in the press, and the ethics of PR and journalism: “You can’t believe everything you read in the papers.” Everyone knows this, but few people realise this truism extends far beyond the celebrity pages and gossip columns, and spills into ‘real’ news. Here, the near-invisible influence of PR companies is often pivotal in deciding what news gets told, and how it gets reported. By taking a brief look at the history of modern journalism, and using real examples taken from recent headlines, Michael Marshall will show why you really, really can’t believe everything you read in the papers. Michael Marshall is the co-founder and vice-president of the Merseyside Skeptics Society and appears on the “Skeptics with a K” and “Be Reasonable” podcasts. Besides organising national and international campaigns against homeopathy, he writes about the often-unsuspected role of PR in modern media. Michael has written for The Times, The Guardian and The New Statesman, and has lectured for Journalism students at Sheffield Hallam University. He was described by PR Week as a 'fucking brilliant' and was also once rather amusingly called a series of very rude words by self-proclaimed psychic Joe Power. If you’d like me to speak for you, write for you or (heaven forfend) work for you, I can be contacted via email at michael.marshall@merseysideskeptics.org.uk or on 07841134309.

Homepage: http://www.merseysideskeptics.org.uk/author/marsh/


Posts by Marsh

Ask an Archaeologist – Paul Duncan McGarrity

Jam1000000amMon, 16 Jan 2017 11:43:48 +000017 16, 2017 - 11:43

Crucifixion’s a Doddle – Julian Doyle

Jam1000000amMon, 16 Jan 2017 11:40:28 +000017 16, 2017 - 11:40

GHost Hosting 17, No Such Thing As Gravity

Jam1000000amMon, 16 Jan 2017 11:34:40 +000017 16, 2017 - 11:34

Misrepresenting Reality – Michael Dougan

Jam1000000amMon, 16 Jan 2017 11:28:57 +000017 16, 2017 - 11:28

MSS Presents: David Alnwick – Mind Wizard

52016vEurope/London11bEurope/LondonFri, 04 Nov 2016 17:32:59 +0000 4, 2016 - 17:32

MSS Presents: Socialist Fun-Times, with comedian Chris Coltrane

J000000Wednesday16 20, 2016 - 21:52