This 3rd edition maps the new world of Investigative Journalism, where technology and globalisation have connected and energized journalists, whistle-blowers and the latest players, with far-reaching consequencesfor politics and business worldwide.
In this new edition, expert contributors demonstrate how crowdsourcing, big data, globalization of information and changes in media ownership and funding have escalated the impact of investigative journalists. The book includes case studies of investigative journalism from around the world including the exposure of EU corruption, destruction of the Malaysian environment, and investigations in China, Poland and Turkey. From Ibero-America to Nigeria, India to the Arab world, investigative journalists intensify their countries' evolution by inquisition and revelation. This new edition reveals how investigative journalism has gone digital and global.
Investigative Journalism is essential for all those intending to master global politics, international relations, media and justice in the 21st century.
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Hugo de Burgh is Professor of Journalism at the University of Westminster, where he set up the China Media Centre in 2005. He is also Professor in the School of Media & Communications at Tsinghua University. Previously he worked for Scottish Television, BBC and (the UK's) Channel4.
Recent books include [the 2nd edition of] China's Media in the Emerging World Order (2020: UoB) and (with Daya Thussu and Shi Anbin) China's Media Go Global (2018: Routledge). Previous publications include Investigative Journalism (3 editions); Democracy in England: Possible & Necessary; The Chinese Journalist; Making Journalists; China, Friend or Foe?; China's Environment and Chinese Environment Journalists; China and Britain: the potential impact of China's development; Facing Western Media ; The West You Really Don't Know and (with Boris Johnson, Alison Wolf et al) Can the Prizes Still Glitter? The Future of British Universities in a Changing World.
Dr Paul Lashmar is Head of the Department of Journalism at City, University of London and Reader in Journalism. He has written extensively about the world of intelligence agencies for four decades. His research interests include investigative journalism, intelligence-media relations and organised crime.
Lashmar has been an investigative journalist in television and print and on the staff of The Observer, Granada Television's World in Action current affairs series and The Independent. Books authored or co-authored by him include (with Steve Hill) Online Journalism: The Essential Guide (Sage, 2014). Spies, Spin and the Fourth Estate will be published by EUP in September 2020.
Notes on contributors
HUGO de BURGH
PART I Context
Chapter One: Data journalism in a time of epic data leaks
HAMISH BOLAND-RUDDER & WILL FITZGIBBON
Chapter Two: National Security
Chapter Three: New models of funding and executing
Chapter Four: Digital Sleuthing
Chapter Five: Kill one and a dozen return
Chapter Six: Legal Threats in the UK
Chapter Seven: Mission-driven Journalism
Chapter Eight: Grassroots operations
Part II Places
Chapter Nine: China and the Digital Era
WANG HAIYAN & FAN JICHEN
Chapter Ten: Syria: the war and before
Chapter Eleven: Survival in Turkey
Chapter Twelve: Poland since 1989
Chapter Thirteen: India's paradox
Chapter Fourteen: A Malaysian Odyssey
CLARE REWCASTLE BROWN
Chapter Fifteen: 10 years in Nigeria
EMEKA UMEIJI & DR SULEIMAN A. SULEIMAN
Chapter Sixteen: The EU and the rise of collaboration
Chapter Seventeen: Ibero America surveyed
SILVIO WAISBORD & MAGDALENA SALDAÑA
Chapter Eighteen: How the UK's tabloids go about it
Chapter Nineteen: UK: Reporting of the Far Right
Chapter Twenty: UK's Private Eye: The 'club' the powerful fear
Endpiece: A manifesto
This 3rd edition of Investigative Journalism confronts a profoundly changed media landscape. Reports of the death of investigative journalism as watchdog and custodian of conscience are way premature, as this book reveals. Essential. - Dominic Ziegler, The Economist
Investigative journalism makes crucial contributions to the development of society and the improvement of institutions all over the world. This 3rd edition of Investigative Journalism is a much-needed guide to investigative journalism in a new era of global uncertainty and upheaval - Zhang Lifen, Professor of Journalism, Fudan University
This new edition, rich with case studies and best practise, illustrates a fresh encouraging wave of investigative journalism around the globe. Essential reading for students, academics and journalists who believe in holding the powerful to account. -Richard Sambrook, Professor of Journalism, Cardiff University, Former Director, BBC News
Investigative journalism is seeing a huge transformation and this book tells you about the most important developments - from the growing power of international collaboration over the new importance of open source investigations to the emerging role played by NGOs. It turns an eye not only to the countries of the English-speaking world but also to Asia, Africa and Latin America. - Hans-Martin Tillack, Stern
This book tracks the emergence of new tools and techniques for holding power to account and describes emerging models for cross-border collaboration and protection. The journalism of exposure can no longer be confined to nation-states. It has also become even more urgent and necessary.- Sheila S. Coronel, Director, Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism, Columbia University