Investigative journalism in the United Kingdom is 'dying a death', according to a leading documentary-maker, who blamed financial pressures for this dwindling commitment.
I'm sure it is common knowledge that this is not happening just in the UK (which we knew so far as one of the global leaders of investigative journalism).
Investigative journalism is the genuine form of journalism, the one than justifies its role ("Journalism is the practice of investigation and reporting of events", the Wikipedia says).
What if it disappeared? Would there be a 'raison d'etre' for journalism?
This article -published in 'The Guardian' (and the users' comments that follow)- is food for thought.