The Tip Off

Welcome to The Tip Off- the podcast where we take you behind the scenes of some of the best investigative journalism from recent years. Each episode we’ll be digging into an investigative scoop- hearing from the journalists behind the work as they tell us about the leads, the dead-ends and of course, the tip offs. There’ll be car chases, slammed doors, terrorist cells, meetings in dimly lit bars and cafes, wrangling with despotic regimes and much more. So if you’re curious about the fun, complicated detective work that goes into doing great investigative journalism- then this is the podcast for you.

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episode 10: Ep. 10 Brown paper envelopes


Jennifer Williams, of the Manchester Evening News, was hearing horrible stories coming from two hospitals in her patch. Rumour had it, there was a damning report out there... but getting hold of it would be easier said than done.
Sources, FOI battles and an envelope full of surprises- this is the story of how one reporter revealed mothers and babies dying at a worrying rate.
Read all about it:
http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/pennine-acute-maternity-secret-report-12218989
http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/pennine-acute-maternity-report-revealed-12220033
Hosted and produced: Maeve McClenaghan
Music: Dice Muse, Komiku, John Spacek and Podington Bear


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 2017-11-30  34m