Tagged: dirty politics

Science, PR and dirty tactics: Q&A with Nicky Hager - Guest Work

Guest Author Aug 24, 2018

Investigative journalist Nicky Hager is no stranger to personal attacks for his work, and has written about some of the tactics used by PR professionals in his book Dirty Politics. In April he told the Public Communication or Science and Technology conference about where these tactics can cross paths with science – he spoke further to journalism student Zahra Shahtahmasebi. Read More

The past and future of science journalism and science communication - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Jun 12, 2015

Let me alert readers to an on-line copy of Dan Fagin’s excellent keynote address at the World Conference of Science Journalists, held in Seoul, South Korea. His piece has links with many topics for science communicators, scientist-communicators and New Zealanders in general, not just science journalists – hence my offering it as recommended reading here. Read More

Carrick Graham still gunning for public health researchers - Griffin's Gadgets

Peter Griffin May 13, 2015

Dirty Politics. Remember that? It seems like a bad memory, a fleeting, nightmarish glimpse into the inner workings of New Zealand politics and the interplay between politicians and the hired guns who do their dirty work. Carrick Graham As I’ve written before, one of the most disturbing revelations in Nicky Hager’s book Dirty Politics was the coordinated … Read More

TDB Today: Bought and paid for – the dirty politics of climate denial - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Aug 27, 2014

It was always going to be difficult to avoid writing more about the impact of Nicky Hager’s Dirty Politics and what it tells us about the way the present government and its supporters have behaved, so in my post at The Daily Blog this week — Bought and paid for – the dirty politics of […] … Read More

Dirty Politics: Learning from Washington lobbyists' play book - Griffin's Gadgets

Peter Griffin Aug 21, 2014

If the covertly organised smear campaigns and secretly-funded attacks on public health experts outlined in Nicky Hager’s Dirty Politics seem more suited to an episode of House of Cards, that’s because they could easily be lifted from the dirty politics of Washington D.C. that inspired aspects of the show. As I blogged about earlier this week, Nicky Hager … Read More