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Stephanie Kirchgaessner’s exclusive investigative report of January 2020 about a multi-billionaire, a royal prince, phone hacking and murder was jaw-dropping. And it won the Guardian’s investigations correspondent in Washington DC a British Journalism Award in recent months. In this latest episode of J-Lab – a podcast brought to you by the Civic Journalism Lab at Newcastle University – Stephanie explains more about her reporting of revelations that Amazon boss Jeff Bezos had his phone hacked via a WhatsApp message from Saudi crown prince Mohammed Bin Salman. Aside from being CEO of Amazon, Bezos owns the Washington Post newspaper. His phone was hacked just five months before the newspaper's columnist, Jamal Khashoggi, was murdered in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Stephanie also discusses some of the qualities and methods of good investigative reporters. You can read Stephanie's January 2020 story here: https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2020/jan/21/amazon-boss-jeff-bezoss-phone-hacked-by-saudi-crown-prince