"Global Muckraking"- Professor Anya Schiffrin's New Book
Edited by the noted author and journalist Anya Schiffrin, "Global Muckraking: 100 Years of Investigative Journalism from Around the World " (2014, The New Press) 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.
This new book presents the most important examples of world-changing journalism, spanning one hundred years of history and every continent. Carefully curated by prominent international journalists working in Asia, Africa, Latin America, Europe, and the Middle East, Global Muckraking includes Donald Woods’s expose of Steven Biko’s killing in South Africa, Rodolfo Walsh’s reporting on the 1957 massacre of Peronist activists in Argentina, Gareth Jones’s coverage of the Ukraine famine of 1931—32, missionary newspapers’ coverage of Chinese footbinding in the nineteenth century, George Orwell’s investigations into British imperial policies in Burma in 1929, and many others.