J-Lab Episode 31: Reporting county lines drugs gangs and knife crime, with Annabel Deas

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Annabel Deas, an investigative journalist who works for BBC Radio 5 Live and Radio 4, has just won the Orwell Prize for Hope High, a seven-part podcast documenting the year she spent with a community in Huddersfield where a number of children were being exploited by county lines drug dealers. Judges described Hope High as “British public service journalism, impartial and hard hitting, at its best.” In this episode, Annabel explains the background to her reporting, how she won a community’s trust and offers her advice to young or emerging journalists who want to do this kind of investigative work. This podcast is brought to you by the Civic Journalism Lab at Newcastle University.

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