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Investigative journalism

Investigative journalism

Burgh, Hugo de, 1949-

This introduction to investigative journalism explains how investigative journalism should be understood within the framework of the mass media, how it relates to the legal system, the place of ethics, and the influence of technologies

Paperback, Hardback, Book. English.
2nd ed.
Published London: Routledge, 2008
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Edition statement: Hugo de Burgh [editor and contributor] with Paul Bradshaw ... [et al.].
ISBN: 0415441439, 0415441447, 9780415441438, 9780415441445
Intended audience: Specialized.
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note: Previous ed.: 2000.
Physical Description: xi, 402 p. ; 24 cm.
Subject: Media studies; Journalism; Journalism.; Investigative reporting.


  1. Notes on contributors
  2. Acknowledgments
  3. Part 1: Context
  4. 1. Introduction
  5. 1a. Contacts
  6. 2. The Emergence of Investigative journalism
  7. 3. Forty Years of British Investigative journalism
  8. 4. Journalism since 1997: issues and debates
  9. 5. Investigative journalism & blogs
  10. 6. Investigate Journalism and English Law
  11. 7.The English Freedom of Information Act
  12. 8. The Practices of Investigate Journalism
  13. 9. Universities as evangelists of the watchdog role: teaching investigative journalism to undergraduates
  14. 10. Investigative journalism and scholarship
  15. Part 2: Cases
  16. 11. From shadow boxing to Ghost Plane: English journalism and the War on Terror
  17. 12. High politics and low behaviour: Sunday Times Insight
  18. 13. Getting at corporate corruption: BBC's File on Four
  19. 14. Due Impartiality? BBC Panorama and the case of "IVF Undercover"
  20. 15. Scrutinising social policy: a Dispatches from Channel
  21. 16. Investigative Journalism with Attitude: The Daily Mail
  22. 17. Exposing miscarriages of justice: BBC's Rough Justice
  23. 18. Local power and public accountability: an example from the East Midlands
  24. 19. Subterfuge, set-ups, stings and stunts: how the "red-tops" go about their investigations
  25. 20. Pillaging the environmentalists: The Cook Report
  26. 21. Gravedigging: the case of "the Cossacks"
  27. 22. Interfering with foreigners: First Tuesday
  28. Index