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Investigative Journalism: Mark Schapiro Unleashed

Author Mark Schapiro [1] (Exposed: The Toxic Chemistry of Everyday Products and What’s at Stake for American Power [2]) and Australian investigative journalist Marian Wilkinson discuss the ins and outs of investigative reporting with host Leigh Sales in this video [3] from the Australian Broadcasting Corporation program Unleashed. How does the shrinking of newspapers and the rise of the internet affect traditional investigative journalism? How do you “tweak” a story angle to package it for different outlets? And how does a freelancer make money, anyway, when he or she has to work on a story for a month before finding an interested buyer?

The interview is an hour and eight minutes long, so grab a bowl of popcorn and get comfy. I don’t know about you, but I could listen to Mark’s gravelly voice all day.

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