What would you say were the most famous examples of investigative journalism in recent years?
That’s the question I asked. Here are the responses, as suggested by people on Twitter. I’ve quoted most tweets verbatim:
Alex Cockburn & Jeffrey St Clair and Counterpunch?
Seymour Hersh, how about his work on My Lai and the Israeli nuclear programme
Paul Foot’s book on Colin Wallace
@philchamberlain on building industry blacklisting, alive and well in C21
Duncan Campbell/ABC, ECHELON, World In Action on E4A/Shoot To Kill, Death On The Rock, Who Bombed Birmingham, Foot/Bridgewater
@paul__lewis‘s #G20#IanTomlinson work shows a welcome return to journalistic grafting – tenacious, probing, relentless.
Flynn’s redundancy-attracting bits on ‘Untouchables’, Grauniad on Aitken, Milne on Roger Windsor, @StPeteTimes on Scientology
Abu Ghraib was broken by Seymour Hersh in the New Yorker (philchamberlain)
#Trafigura, Roberto Saviano’s Gomorrah,
BabyP. MPs Expenses (before the chequebook bit). Extraordinary Rendition. Bush’s death squads (Hersch)
Guardian’s Tax Gap (slewfootsnoop)
Computer Weekly & Chinook crash (martinwake)
Telegraph’s expenses (CLetterman, rosieniven, janedstanley, rapella, iainmhepburn, danslee, ClaireatWaves, charlesarthur, understood, ciaranj
Mail’s Stephen Lawrence (CLetterman
Mark Daly’s undercover police documentary. In terms of reputation with the public, certainly. (iainmhepburn)
john ware/panorama omagh bombers (sambrook)
Cash for Peerages is the example that sticks out in my mind. iduncan
I always like the News of the Worlds “fake sheikh” – almost laughably comical but people fell for it nearly every time… (studavis)
Extraordinary rendition [Stephen Grey] (adrianshort)