Global Muckraking : 100 Years of Investigative Journalism from Around the World by Anya Schiffrin
The New Press, 01 Nov 2014
Soft cover, 310 pages
Crusading journalists from Sinclair Lewis to Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein have played a central role in politics: checking abuses of power, revealing corporate misdeeds and exposing government corruption. Muckraking journalism is part and parcel of democracy. But how many people know the role that muckraking has played around the world? This ground-breaking new book presents the most important examples of world-changing journalism, spanning 200 years and every continent. It is a sweeping argument for why the world needs long-form investigative reporting.