Learning investigative journalism from social media reporters
TNP reporter tries to track down NParks brompton bike whistleblower
Hardwarezone Forum, 18 Jul 2012
This is abit irritating. The story is not about me, that why i tell them to focus on the actual story instead. EXTRA CSI Attempt -nParks Brompton procurement process ended up with a dodgy winning bidder? [Extra]
Also, i were got so stupid... give them everything now, then next time how i going to continue do any future undercover CSI works to expose other sagas and keep check on the authorities?
I'm Benson Ang, a reporter from The New Paper. I'm contacting you because of your post about the Brompton bike issue. I must say that you have done a lot of research about the matter, which is quite impressive.
I'm the reporter who wrote the initial article about NParks' purchase, and am writing an follow-up article based on the details shared in your post, alleging there was bias in the purchase.
Some of the questions I would like to ask you are:
1. How long did it take to do research on Mr Bernard Lim, BikeHop and Mr Woon Tianwen?
2. What is your motivation to do such research? What do you hope your research will achieve?
3. Are you friends with any of the parties? Are you involved in the cycling community in Singapore?
The above is part of an article posted in Singapore News Alternative but originated from Hardwarezone. This is another evident that social media reporters are getting more recognition from their main media counterparts in investigative journalism. The ability and skills of the writer is receiving admiration from both social and main media and everyone who wants to learn investigative journalism can take a few notes from him.