Global Muckraking; 100 Years of Investigative Journalism from Around the World
Soon to be released, Global Muckraking; 100 Years of Investigative Journalism from Around the World, is a groundbreaking collection of articles unmasking exploitation, abuse, and oppression over the past one hundred years. Organized around general topics including labor abuses, anti-colonialism, corruption, oil and mining, the environment and natural disasters, food shortages and famine, military and police, rural life, and women, its four dozen short pieces cover every continent and decade beginning with the first great human rights campaign of the 20th century—E.D. Morel’s exposé of the horrors of King Leopold’s rule in Congo.
Anya Schiffrin, director of the media and communications program at Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs, does a superb editing job and recruited noted journalists and historians, including among others Adam Hochschild, George Lugalambi, Yen-Wei Miao, Madhusree Mukerjee, Christian Parenti, and Ken Silverstein, to introduce each entry. Fenton’s Ira Arlook introduces a story about the discovery of Kathie Lee Gifford’s use of sweatshop labor for her Walmart clothing line.