A real power is passive

A common problem for journalists nowdays is that they work for the organisations that do not have the money to allow them to do their job properly.

A powerful man like Rupert Murdoch doesn't have to ask for favours. He will be given favours by politicians who are frightened by his newspapers.

Nick Davies, a famous Guardian journalist and the bestselling author of Flat Earth News, on falsehood and distortion in the media, and a former Journalist of the Year at the British Press Awards on the relations between media and political power in Great Britain.

In the second video clip, Davies explains the ownership structure behind Guardian which enables it to avoid the commercial pressure and create public interest journalism.