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

    … in a meaningful and logical manner. I went through the online equivalent of investigative journalism as best I could. Providing Value to Readers That way, the article that I did end up publishing covered all the major points. I talked about Zalman’s bankruptcy filing, but I also hit on the bigger story: how a trio of executives from parent company Moneual…

    Michael Kwan/ John Chow dot Com- 12 readers -
  • Why Silicon Valley and media don’t mix easily

    … Post and ex-Facebooker Chris Hughes taking over The New Republic. But as last week’s upheaval at The New Republic and the recent contretemps at First Look show, technologists don’t have all the answers where media are concerned. “They’ve arrived from Mars with the typical arrogance of a tourist, over-noticing the wrong things,” said Jason Pontin…

    Lucia Moses/ Digiday- 23 readers -
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