About The Muckraker
The Muckraker is an alternative investigative news blog and soon-to-be publisher of The Muckraker Report, a quarterly magazine covering NI scandal and dirt. Our mission is to hold people in power to account and expose the dark underbelly of Northern Ireland.
It was founded by Belfast-based investigative journalist Lyra McKee.
The Muckraker is currently run by two staff (with the help of fantastic interns):
Editor - Claire Cromie: Claire has been The Muckraker’s Editor since April 2013. After graduating from Belfast Metropolitan College’s journalism course, she went on to work for a number of local newspapers. She worked her way up and became a News Editor at a regional newspaper group in England. She is currently a digital journalist at one of Northern Ireland’s biggest newspapers, the Belfast Telegraph. You can reach her at claire at muckraker dot me.
General assignments - Lyra McKee: Lyra founded The Muckraker in December 2011. She is a reporter with over 7 years experience. She began her career in journalism in 2005 when she joined Headliners, a youth charity that trains young people in journalism and filmmaking. In 2006, she won the Sky News Young Journalist of the Year award for her investigation into a suicide epidemic in North Belfast. She went on to work as a freelance reporter throughout college, with her work featured in the BBC and Sky News. She was recently shortlisted for Stanford University’s John S. Knight Journalism fellowship, in recognition of her work at The Muckraker. She is currently undertaking her Masters degree in Online Journalism at Birmingham City University. You can email her at lyra at muckraker dot me or alternatively, give her a call +(44)7703544610.