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Disrupting Investigative Journalism Moment of Death or Dramatic Rebirth?

By Amanda Gearing Copyright 2021
    138 Pages 4 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

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    This book makes the case for the enormous potential embodied in investigative journalism if reporters collaborate in the digital sphere and engage with emerging techniques and technologies.

    Bringing together personal narratives from investigative journalists who have successfully found, verified and published stories using social media platforms and Web based communications, Disrupting Investigative Journalism explores the risks and benefits that come from this kind of digital collaboration. Citing how digital connection has enabled reporters around the world to form the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, which in turn led to such global news sensations as the Panama Papers and the Paradise Papers, this book makes a practical argument for how the daily work of investigative journalism can change to capture enormous latent potential.

    This is a valuable text for students and scholars in the fields of investigative journalism, media and digital communication.

    1. Analogue to digital 2. Reconceptualising investigative journalism 3. Enduring journalism skills and the internet 4. Investigative uses for social media platforms 5. Investigative uses for Web based communications 6. Reporter collaboration 7. Media outlet collaboration 8. Coronavirus, a global story


    Amanda Gearing is an award-winning investigative journalist, author and broadcaster. She holds a PhD in Investigative Journalism from Queensland University of Technology, Australia.