A well-known freelance journalist, working regularly
as special correspondent for The Guardian.
In his 35 years as a reporter, Nick Davies has specialized in long-term projects, investigating crime, failing schools, poverty, drugs laws and news media. Now, an honorary doctor of literature at the London School of Economics and an honorary fellow of the University of Westminster and Goldsmiths College, London, he has been named journalist of the year, feature writer of the year and reporter of the year in British press awards. An honorary doctor of literature at the London School of Economics and an honorary fellow of the University of Westminster and Goldsmiths College, London.
In June 2010, he initiated the alliance of news organizations which published US military and diplomatic secrets which had been obtained by Wikileaks. His work provoked a global debate about US foreign policy and led to the Guardian winning the award of Newspaper of the Year.
In the last few years, he was centrally involved in the publication of secret US logs and cables obtained by Wikileaks and in exposing the phone-hacking scandal in Rupert Murdoch’s newspaper empire. He is now working on a book about Murdoch and the hacking affair.
He has published five books: White Lies, investigating a racist miscarriage of justice in Texas, Murder on Ward Four, Dark Heart, School Report, and Flat Earth News. He also teaches; hundreds of reporters in Britain, Canada, South Africa, India and China have attended his one-day masterclass in the skills of investigative work.