chapter  11
Investigative reporting: the times they are a-changin’?
ByNick Nuttall
Pages 15

Investigative journalism enjoys a high reputation with the public. Its practitioners,along with the war correspondent, have become mythologised as titans of their trade-fearless, glamorous, noble, often reckless, always on the side of the ‘people’. Strange, then, that at the beginning of the twenty-first century this reputation is contested territory – no one is really sure whether investigative reporting is in a healthy state or verging on extinction.