MuckrakerThe Muckraker


About The Muckraker


“Muck-rake: intr.v. muck·raked, muck·rak·ing, muck·rakes

To search for and expose misconduct in public life.”

From The Free Dictionary.


Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves; ensure justice for those being crushed.” – Proverbs 31:8.


My name is Lyra McKee. I’m an freelance investigative journalist and researcher, mainly working for Beacon Reader. I’m also P/T Editor at media news site Mediagazer

This is my personal blog. 

If it’s not obvious already, investigative journalism is my passion. I’m currently studying for a Masters degree in Online Journalism at Birmingham City University where I’m researching new media business models and how muckraking can be sustained. I’m interested in how social entrepreneurship can be used to produce quality journalism. I’m always experimenting with new ideas.

At the moment, I’m working on a book about a Northern Irish politician who was murdered in November 1981, Reverend Robert Bradford (details coming soon). You can read more about it here.

Want to know more? Or have some info you’d like to share? Email me: lyra at muckraker dot me. All tips are treated in complete confidence.