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 19: Ep. 19 Lives cut short


Gary Younge explains how he set out on a year long project to record the number of children and teenagers killed by knife violence.
Funerals, heartbreaking interviews and a tenacious hunt for data. This is the story of how a team of journalists produced award-winning and timely stories.
Read all about it:
https://www.theguardian.com/membership/series/beyond-the-blade
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/jul/05/what-the-life-of-quamari-serunkuma-barnes-tells-us-about-child-knife-deaths-in-britain
https://www.theguardian.com/membership/2017/sep/19/the-boy-who-killed-and-the-mother-who-tried-to-stop-him
Hosted and produced: Maeve McClenaghanProduction support: Cheeka AyersMusic: Dice Muse and Trekks.
Listen to Letter to Q here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YzGiBPDl5d0


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 2018-06-07  30m