REVIEW: A real inspiration for the next generation of NZ journalists

  • Louise Matthews Auckland University of Technology Auckland

Abstract

A Moral Truth: 150 years of Investigative Journalism in New Zealand, edited by James Hollings. Auckland: Massey University Press. 2017. 448 pages. ISBN: 978-0-9941-4158-3

TWO executions 40 years apart; the country’s worst aviation disaster; people wrongly imprisoned; the plight of tenants in slum housing; the pollution of our waterways; health scandals resulting in deaths; corporate scandals, sometimes likewise; and so much more. They are all examples of the investigative journalism to be found in this book, in fact 33 fascinating examples.

 

 

Author Biography

Louise Matthews, Auckland University of Technology Auckland

Journalism Curriculum Leader

School of Communication Studies

References

Starkman, D. (2014). The watchdog that didn’t bark: The financial crisis and the disappearance of investigative journalism. New York, NY: Columbia University Press.

Usher, N. (2014). Dean Starkman: The watchdog that didn't bark [Review]. International Journal of Communication, 8(5).
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Published
23-04-2018