is a Hobart-based author, researcher, editor and freelance journalist. He is the Editor of CoalWire, a weekly bulletin on global coal industry developments for the US-based non-profit group Global Energy Monitor. His freelance journalism has been published a wide range of news outlets from the British Medical Journal to the US-based PR Watch. He is also the author of Inside Spin: the dark underbelly of the PR industry (2007) and co-author of two other books: Secrets and Lies: the anatomy of an anti-environmental PR campaign with Nicky Hager and Big Coal: Australia’s Dirtiest Habit with Guy Pearse and David McKnight. In 2015 he won a Tasmanian Media Award for articles on the proposed Kunanyi/Mt Wellington cable car and political donations in Tasmania.