How does investigative journalism survive as newsrooms shrink?

Investigative journalists are behind the big news stories that expose wrongdoing in the public and private sector.

While newsrooms continue to shrink globally, news of the Nkandla scandal, Watergate, Panama Papers and Wikileaks serve as reminders of the role journalism plays in society.

702's John Robbie spoke to investigative reporter at the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, Will Fitzgibbon, about the matter.

He said that investigative journalism is an "act of public good" and has public support as it gives perspective to complicated matters.

Investigative journalism is something that takes time, it takes money because what you're doing is uncovering things that powerful people and institutions don't want you to know.

Will Fitzgibbon, International Consortium of Investigative Journalists

Listen to the interview below:


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