Global muckraking : 100 years of investigative journalism from around the world / edited by Anya Schiffrin.

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    • Abstract:
      Summary: "Crusading journalists from Sinclair Lewis to Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein have played a central role in American politics: checking abuses of power, revealing corporate misdeeds, and exposing government corruption. Muckraking journalism is part and parcel of American democracy. But how many people know about the role that muckraking has played around the world? This groundbreaking new book presents the most important examples of world-changing journalism, spanning one hundred years and every continent. Carefully curated by prominent international journalists working in Asia, Africa, Latin America, Europe, and the Middle East, Global Muckraking includes Ken Saro-Wiwa's defense of the Ogoni people in the Niger Delta; Horacio Verbitsky's uncovering of the gruesome disappearance of political detainees in Argentina; Gareth Jones's coverage of the Ukraine famine of 1932-33; missionary newspapers' coverage of Chinese foot binding in the nineteenth century; Dwarkanath Ganguli's expose; of the British "coolie" trade in nineteenth-century Assam, India; and many others. Edited by the noted author and journalist Anya Schiffrin, Global Muckraking is a sweeping introduction to international journalism that has galvanized the world's attention. In an era when human rights are in the spotlight and the fate of newspapers hangs in the balance, here is both a riveting read and a sweeping argument for why the world needs long-form investigative reporting. "-- Provided by publisher.
    • Content Notes:
      Labor abuses -- Anticolonialism -- Corruption -- Oil and mining -- The environment and natural disasters -- Food shortages and famine -- Military and police -- Rural life -- Women.
    • Notes:
      Includes bibliographical references (pages [297]-303).
    • ISBN:
      9781595589736 (paperback) :
      1595589732 (paperback)
      9781595589934 (e-book)
      1595589937 (e-book)
    • Accession Number:
      2014015614
    • Accession Number:
      ocn878117419
      878117419
    • Accession Number:
      fay.419710
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      SCHIFFRIN, A. Global muckraking : 100 years of investigative journalism from around the world. [s. l.]: The New Press, 2014. ISBN 9781595589736. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.419710. Acesso em: 19 fev. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Schiffrin A. Global Muckraking : 100 Years of Investigative Journalism from around the World. The New Press; 2014. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.419710. Accessed February 19, 2020.
    • APA:
      Schiffrin, A. (2014). Global muckraking : 100 years of investigative journalism from around the world. The New Press.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Schiffrin, Anya. 2014. Global Muckraking : 100 Years of Investigative Journalism from around the World. The New Press. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.419710.
    • Harvard:
      Schiffrin, A. (2014) Global muckraking : 100 years of investigative journalism from around the world. The New Press. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.419710 (Accessed: 19 February 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Schiffrin, A 2014, Global muckraking : 100 years of investigative journalism from around the world, The New Press, viewed 19 February 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Schiffrin, Anya. Global Muckraking : 100 Years of Investigative Journalism from around the World. The New Press, 2014. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.419710.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Schiffrin, Anya. Global Muckraking : 100 Years of Investigative Journalism from around the World. The New Press, 2014. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.419710.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Schiffrin A. Global muckraking : 100 years of investigative journalism from around the world [Internet]. The New Press; 2014 [cited 2020 Feb 19]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.419710

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2014 July #1

At the risk of giving readers the impression that atrocities and injustices are eternal and constant, journalists have provoked lasting change and altogether made a strong argument for continued vigilance. Noted journalist Schiffrin presents groundbreaking articles that led to major reforms in labor practices and to government changes in Asia, Africa, Latin America, Europe, and the Middle East. The coverage ranges from government corruption to corporate exploitation to human rights issues, including horrendous abuse on Congolese rubber plantations, environmental atrocities in the Niger Delta, famine in the Ukraine under Stalin, Pinochet's death squads in Chile, the Nestle infant formula scandal, and Nike sweatshops. Beyond the historical examination of injustices, the collection looks at changes in international investigative journalism and advocacy tactics in the last 100 years as pamphlets have evolved into blogs, and advocacy groups understand the need to attract the attention of international media and the public. Many journalists featured in this collection went on to write groundbreaking books. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.

LJ Reviews 2014 July #1

Although muckraking has its roots in early 20th-century America, this form of investigative journalism has been important in bringing to light stories about political corruption, human rights abuses, and poor labor conditions worldwide. Editor Schiffrin (director, media & communications program, Columbia Univ.; From Cairo to Wall Street: Voices from the Global Spring) has gathered examples of this type of exposure reporting, which she obtained from the original print sources she found in libraries around the world. The volume was compiled in order to highlight the importance of investigative journalism during a time when staffing and budget cuts make it harder for newspapers to carry out their watchdog function. VERDICT While this is an intriguing introduction to global investigative journalism, the book would have been a better resource had it included the full text of each piece instead of excerpts, especially since readers cannot access many of the articles. A more in-depth analysis from the historians and journalists Schiffrin invited to introduce each piece would have also enriched the book. Nevertheless, it should be of interest to aspiring journalists, media historians, and those interested in international affairs.—Donna Marie Smith, Palm Beach Cty. Lib. Syst., FL

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PW Reviews 2014 May #2

Muckrakers and their published work provide the much needed spark for addressing political corruption, fraud, and bad business practices in America and throughout the world, according to a new book by Schiffrin, the director of the media and communication program at Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs. As digital information rapidly replaces print media, Schiffrin (who also happens to be the daughter of the late André Schiffrin, the New Press founder) revisits some of the published pieces that have sent shock waves through readers, including a telling 1896 exposé of the indentured "coolie" system in the English colonies; a gripping 1904 British story on atrocities in the Congo; a bitter 1924 chronicle of the penal colony Devil's Island, ; an inflammatory 1986 article on the devastating aftermath of a Chinese earthquake in Tangshan; and a shocking 2013 yarn of a corporation ignoring the men battling chronic kidney disease from working in the sugar cane industry. There are 47 articles by leading journalists, past and present, divided into sections like labor abuses, corruption, anti-colonialism, the environment and natural disasters, famine, military and police, rural life, and women. Looking back, Schiffrin's impressive survey of the crusading media is essential for those concerned with the business of news and its bold history of courageous messengers. (Aug.)

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