Many of the hardest-hitting investigations, even in recent times, have appeared in books. Here we will announce new books in investigative journalism and related fields.
The global media scene is changing. New media outlets with a stong connection to their audiences, like like Mediapart in France, ProPublica in the US, greenpeace.org and breitbart.com are emerging. This book serves as a manual for founders of stakeholder-driven media, coaching them through the process of creating a business model and putting it to work. A key feature of SDM business models, say the authors, resides in changing the relationship of a media to its users, by entering their community to serve them. The SDM business model, they argue, aims first and foremost to protect, promote and prevail for its users.
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The Panama Papers, by Bastian Obermayer and Frederik Obermaier
Bastian Obermayer and fellow Süddeutsche Zeitung journalist Frederik Obermaier find themselves immersed in the secret world where complex networks of shell companies help to hide people who don't want to be found. Faced with the largest data leak in history, they activate an international network of journalists to follow every possible line of enquiry. The real-life thriller behind the story of the century, The Panama Papers is an intense, unputdownable account that blows a secret world wide open.
Published by One World Publications
Price: £12.99 (paperback)
Website: The Panama Papers
The Killing of Osama bin Laden, by Seymour Hersh
Price: £10.39 (hardback)
Tell Me No Lies, by John Pilger
Website: Tell Me No Lies
The Shadow Factory, by James Bamford
Website: The Shadow Factory
Dirty Wars, by Jeremy Scahill
Website: Dirty Wars
No Place to Hide, by Glen Greenwald
Website: No Place to Hide
The WikiLeaks Files, by Julian Assange
Website: The WikiLeaks Files
The Monster, by Michael Hudson
Website: The Monster
Lethal Allies, by Anne Cadwallader
Website: Lethal Allies
The Racket, by Matt Kennard
While working at the FT, Kennard uncovered a scam - a deception and rip-off of immense proportions. From slanging matches with Henry Kissinger to afternoon coffees with the man who captured Che Guevara, Kennard’s unbridled access over four years to the crème de la crème of the global elite left him with only one conclusion. The world as we know it is run by a squad of cigar-smoking men with big guns, big cash and a reach much too close to home.
Website: The Racket
Hidden Cameras, by Joe Plomin
Price: £12.99 (paperback)
Website: Hidden Cameras
The Mobile Field Reporting Guide, by Richard Koci Hernandez, Jeremey Rue, Casey Capachi, Matt Sarnecki and Evan Wagstaff
Free from iTunes: The Mobile Field and Reporting Guide
Secret Manoeuvres in the Dark, by Eveline Lubbers
Secret Manoeuvres in the Dark documents how corporations are halting legitimate action and investigation by activists. Using exclusive access to previously confidential sources, Eveline Lubbers shows how companies such as Nestl√©, Shell and McDonalds use covert methods to evade accountability.
Published by Pluto Books
Price: £17.50 (hardback)
Fuel on the Fire – Oil and Politics in Occupied Iraq, by Greg Muttitt
Oil lies at the heart of Iraqi politics. Yet in the eight years since the bombs began to fall on Baghdad it has been a taboo subject. In Greg Muttitt's gripping and far-reaching investigation we are taken behind the scenes of the occupation to answer one of the war's most pressing questions: what is happening to Iraq's oil?
Paul Radu’s new handbook for investigative reporters tracking corruption across borders is now available online from the Romanian Center for Investigative Journalism.
The handbook provides an array of new tools for investigative journalists that will help them give the public a better understanding of regional and global criminal networks.
A unique insider account of the rise and fall of ITV, as seen through the fate of Granada Television, and the ripple effect on the standard of broadcasting we see on our screens today. The Dream That Died unfolds the story of 25 years in which ‘the best broadcasting system in the world’ was turned into ‘ignorance and self-interest, the idiocy and feeble mindedness that is 21st century ITV’.
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Price: £19.99 (hardback plus postage); £14.99 (paperback plus postage)
An award-winning reporter exposes falsehood, distortion and propaganda in the global media. Davies names and exposes the national news stories which turn out to be pseudo events manufactured by the PR industry and the global news stories which prove to be fiction generated by a new machinery of international propaganda.
Published by Chatto & Windus
Price: £17.99 (hardback)
The inside story of the London-based oligarchs, how they built vast personal fortunes from Russia’s historic wealth and spent them in Britain. A real life case study of the rise of the world’s super-rich, Britain’s remarkable compliance in the transfer of wealth from Russia and the consequences it has wrought.
Published by HarperSport
Price: £5.99 (paperback)