This article was inspiring. While I don't see much of this type of journalism in the United States, it's exciting to know it's happening else where around the globe. The author of this article, Anya Schiffrin, has written a book called GLOBAL MUCKRAKING, which looks like an interesting read. See link to the book below.
From the Huffington Post article: "For investigative reporting, injustice is the gift that just keeps giving. While so much of the business side of journalism remains in flux, fine reporters with an investigative urge are finding ways to shine much needed light into the parts of our global lives that the powerful would rather keep in the shadows. These may be tough times, lean times, difficult times, but don’t be fooled: they’re also boom times. There can be no question that, if you’re a reader with access to the Internet, you’re living in a new golden age of investigative journalism." READ FULL ARTICLE
As I was reading excerpts from the book, Global Muckraking, I was inspired to google Nellie Bly and read her story about infiltrating the Blackwell's Island Insane Asylum in the late 1800's. Her story was first printed in the World and later made into a book that is available free in its entirety online. The link is provided below or here.
If you want to read a free online version of this book click here.
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