Not to sound like a complete conspiracy theorist, but as long as we live in a world with secrets, lies and cover-ups, there will be a need for investigative journalism

It is an important calling that encourages journalists to put on their Sherlock Holmes-style hats and follow the facts, wherever it might take them. 

Before you start creating investigation boards and putting the title of investigative journalist in your bio, you might want to get the truth about what investigative journalism is. 

You don't have to look very far … 

media update's Alrika Möller is on the case and reveals the facts behind investigative journalism.

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There are so many different types of journalism out there. Have a look at A beginner's guide to becoming a citizen journalist
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**Sources used include GIJN, NFI and  Front Line Club