Investigative Journalism

Investigative journalism is a form of journalism in which reporters deeply investigate a single topic of interest, such as serious crimes, political corruption, or corporate wrongdoing. An investigative journalist may spend months or years researching and preparing a report. Investigative journalism is a primary source of information. Most investigative journalism is conducted by newspapers, wire services, and freelance journalists. Practitioners sometimes use the terms "watchdog journalism" or "accountability reporting.
Posts about Investigative Journalism
  • Will Brands Fund the Next ‘Spotlight’?

    … of stories on the drug trade in Honduras, produced in partnership with the Telegraph. Over the last few years, tracing back to the 2014 New York Times feature on female prisoners that Netflix sponsored to promote Orange Is the New Black, brands and publishers have started to pursue investigative journalism partnerships. When done right…

    The Content Strategist- 9 readers -
  • You Don’t Have to Be First If You Do It Best

    … and how he describes himself as “unemployable.” He is hardly the first person to ever make a living on the Internet. He is hardly the first person to monetize his blog. He was not the first person to sign up with MOBE. He was not the first one to post a video on YouTube about his MOBE earnings. But you know what? He’s certainly doing all of those…

    Michael Kwan/ John Chow dot Com- 14 readers -
  • Why Silicon Valley and media don’t mix easily

    … The publishing industry’s white knight, in the form of billionaire techie, is turning out to be an awkward rescue. It initially was heartening when tech entrepreneurs offered publishers a lifeline, with former eBay founder Pierre Omidyar vowing to plow $250 million into investigative journalism, Amazon chief Jeff Bezos scooping up The Washington…

    Lucia Moses/ Digiday- 23 readers -
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