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Investigative Journalism

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Liz Dancey

on 10 November 2012

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Transcript of Investigative Journalism

Drive Results Core Why are there investigative journalists? Investigative journalism is... What are they looking for? Investigative Journalism Case Example: What do they find? Dangers There are many dangers associated with Investigative Journalism "All good reporting is investigative" Kostas Vaxevanis Editor of HotDoc Magazine
Exposed 2,000 tax evading, corrupt politicians who own the media and have large sums in Swiss Bank Accounts
Arrested for privacy breech
Acquitted leaders breaking the law
important information hid from the public
the truth answers to unanswered questions
answers to questionable situations exist to shed light on society's questions
bring forth information that we wouldn't be able to attain on our own
expose wrong-doing and deceit reporting that aims to expose “wrongdoing or injustice” while “withstanding editorial pressure to abandon… the project”
getting sources “who are often reluctant to talk for fear of repercussions”
reporting that "discloses something that someone wants to keep secret"
uncovering systematic failures and misguided politics Politics topic most focused on by investigative journalists
most dangerous topic to investigate because of the possibility of being arrested, charged, or even murdered over
some journalists have had their identities erased for investigating the U.S. government
some politics themselves are speculated to have been killed because of their findings "Journalism is one of the most dangerous professions in the world, and investigative journalists are the ones most at risk."

fired
deported
erased
kidnapped
murdered Erased Robert (Bob) Lazar Bob exposed what was going on at Area 51 in Nevada, U.S.A

The U.S. government didn't appreciate that.
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