Investigative Journalism

Announcing the Participants in the 2020 Stigler Center Journalists in Residence Program

In March, the Stigler Center will welcome eight world-class journalists from the United Kingdom, Brazil, China, Romania, Ukraine, Slovenia, and the United States for an intensive 12-week...

NYC Journalists, Join Us for an Info Session on the Stigler Center’s Journalists in Residence Program

To mark the JIR program’s second year, we will hold an informational session at NYU’s Torch Club in New York on September 19.     Earlier this...

The Stigler Center’s Mediapart Case Study Now Available in French

The Stigler Center's case study focuses on the success of the French online news website and explores the economics of media companies in the face of...

Can Investigative Journalism Overcome the Rational Ignorance of Voters?

In the third and final part of our interview with Stanford economist James Hamilton, we discuss the connection between investigative journalism, human interest stories...

"Information Is a Public Good"

In the second part of our interview with Stanford economist James Hamilton, we discuss the costs of investigative journalism, the link between the degree of...

"There's a Set of People Who Do Understand What's Going on in Washington, But That Story Isn't Told Broadly"

How much does investigative journalism cost? What are its benefits? Why is it so hard to monetize? Can markets keep on providing this service?...

Can Investigative Journalism Be Profitable? France’s Mediapart Shows That It Can Be

Is investigative journalism a private or public good? A new Stigler Center case study focuses on the success of French online news website Mediapart...

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Bethany McLean’s Weekend Reading List: Eastman Kodak, Private Equity Hospitals, and America’s First Female Recession

Corruption, lobbying, corporate malfeasance, and frauds: a weekly unconventional selection of must-read articles by investigative journalist Bethany McLean. 

Tech Monopolies Are the Reason the US Now Has a TikTok Problem

Tech platforms like Facebook say we should protect, empower, and celebrate their concentrated power for the sake of America’s national security. But...

Police Stops of Black Drivers Increase Following Trump Rallies, New Study Suggests 

A new study looks into how Trump's 2016 presidential campaign affected police behavior toward Black Americans and finds that the probability that...

Big Tech Is Officially Too Big to Manage

Last week’s Congressional hearing on Big Tech showed the CEOs of the four largest tech platforms unable to answer basic questions about...

The House’s Big Tech Hearing: Break Ups Large and Small?

Last week’s epic House hearing on online platforms raised many issues, chief among which was the question who gets to operate at...