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Bishopsgate Institute Podcast: Investigate Journalism

Uploaded 08/02/2012

Investigative Journalism has been labelled 'the highest form of journalism'. It is a genre of reporting which goes beyond the press releases, the spin and the public relations and has been at the forefront of social change with campaigns to free the innocent and uncover uncomfortable realities in our midst. From W.T. Stead, who decided to go undercover to prove the existence of an underage sex industry in the 19th century capital, through the heyday of Granada TV's World in Action in the 1970s, until today's no-holds-barred online blogs, Eamonn O’Neill lifts the lid on centuries of investigative journalism. Drawing on his two decades of experience in international reporting, Eamonn takes us on a tour into the shadows of his profession revealing the secrets of spies, murders, financial crime and the dark arts of journalism itself. Eamonn O'Neill is an internationally award-winning journalist and Course Director of the University of Strathclyde's Masters Degree in Investigative Journalism.

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