Drug journalism is literally big news. Just have a google...
If you do have a search, you'll notice that barely an hour goes by without a news story about drugs. But like any industry - and like drugs themselves - quality is everything. What’s our fascination? How can we press dialogue into action? And let’s test the purity of drug journalism?
- Max Daly. With a list bylines including Vice and the Guardian, Max is an award winning journalist who co-wrote Narcomania, a book which looks at the social impacts and overlaps of drugs at every tier… especially street level.
- Decca Aitkenhead. In her book, The Promised Land: Travels in Search of the Perfect E, Decca explores the internal pursuit of happiness in pursuit of a nostalgic experience. Decca is a broadcaster and writes for the Guardian.
- Mike Power. Drugs 2.0: The Web Revolution That’s Changing How the World Gets High is a pioneering book that delves into the evolution of how we buy and consume drugs. Mike has written for the Guardian, MixMag, and the Mail on Sunday.
We're hosted by the wonderful Tottenham Court Road Waterstones once more, a relaxed and comfortable setting where, we’re sure you'll agree, our panel will have a very interesting chat. Come along, bring a friend, and bring your own supply of opinions and questions (and you'll probably notice how respected and professional journalists don't use bad drug puns)!
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