The early chapters of Flat Earth News make repeated references to a report which was commissioned by Nick Davies from Cardiff University with funding from the Rowntree Charitable Trust and with advice and support from Mediawise. You'll find the full report here: http://www.mediawise.org.uk/display_page.php?id=999
There are several passages in Flat Earth News which cross-refer to this website for more information. The corresponding page numbers and topics are listed below. Each of these headings leads to background information and/or articles written by Nick Davies, revealing relevant detail. This same material also appears on this website in the "Media Falsehoods and Propaganda" section.