Author Mark Schapiro (Exposed: The Toxic Chemistry of Everyday Products and What’s at Stake for American Power) and Australian investigative journalist Marian Wilkinson discuss the ins and outs of investigative reporting with host Leigh Sales in this video 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.