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- 10 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- 15 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- 24 readers -
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