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For a free download of "Power is Everywhere: How stakeholder-driven media build the future of watchdog news", fresh from The Stakeholder Media Project, click here.
For "Story-Based Inquiry", the ground-breaking manual by me and colleagues in the Global Investigative Journalism Network:
Click here for the English version.
Click here for the French version.
Click here for the Chinese edition.
Click here for the Russian edition.
And for editions in 7 other languages, go to http://www.storybasedinquiry.com
The Global Casebook, my follow-up anthology for UNESCO, includes 20+ stories by some of the world's best investigative reporters, along with their detailed accounts of how they researched and wrote the pieces. Paul Bradshaw called it "brilliant."
Click here to read it!
You'll find excerpts from my books in the "bibliothèque". Thanks for stopping by!
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by Story-Based Inquiry. I was prepared to
see it as one more book on investigative
reporting by someone whose time might be
better spent doing it. Instead I found it
insightful and logical. Plus it's
available online for free instead of just in
overpriced textbook fashion, meaning my
students might actually read it. I've
already used some material on making and
testing hypotheses in my Investigative
Reporting class and will soon be using
sections on writing in a news writing class.
I learned a few things and even things I
already knew are well explained and
absolutely recommend the use of 'Story-Based
Inquiry' in class. I tested it this autumn
at the Artevelde University College and I
clearly could see
"You are a reference
for our network."
"Mark Lee Hunter blazed
the trail for the current generation of
expat writers in Paris."
Pagans of the Front National
The Success and
Failure of Nicolas Sarkozy
What Palin must have
Spy, so am I
Journalism Work: The INSEAD Social
Innovation Centre Report on Business Models
for Investigative Media
Why Investigative Journalism is Coming Back: UNESCO asked me to write about Freedom of Expression and investigative reporting for World Press Freedom Day 2010. The paradox is that while the news industry declines, demand for deep news is going up. The question is, how will journalists profit from those trends? Click here.
Power of User Forums: My colleague
David Soberman and I wondered if user reviews
of durable consumer goods could impact their
prices on eBay. The short answer is
yes. In this INSEAD Working Paper
(forthcoming in Corporate Reputation Review)
we call this effect "The Equalizer", because
it enables small companies that make
high-quality goods to compete with much
bigger, richer firms. We include an
analysis of how folks on forums achieve this
effect, and what firms can do to benefit from
here for the paper.
Why the crisis of business is only
beginning: What does the
financial crisis have in common with
Watergate? A long tail that will change the
dreams of generations to come. First
published on Opendemocracy.net, a terrific source
of ideas and debate and a great example of
Creative Commons publishing. Click
The Quantitative Revolution and the Crisis: "Quants" -- the people who make quantitative models of how financial markets and products perform -- have been under close scrutiny for their role in the crisis of 2008. In a conference at Columbia University in December 2009, leading academics and market practitioners got together to analyse the promise and danger of those models. By reading between their lines, my conference report found some hidden risks; click here.
Nights with Godard: One day someone called up claiming
to be the New Wave auteur. The next thing I
knew, I was in a movie. This account focuses
on the methods of the master.
France's Pols Pocketed $45M
Portrait of a Killing: A True
Story of Power, Art and Crime
Headliners and Clarion Awards Winner!
Baby Doe: The Miracle and the Shame of
the Preemie Laws
Shot Heard 'Round Le Monde
The Ramsey File
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