muckraking muckraking  /ˈmə ˌkreɪ kɪŋ/


  • (n) the exposure of scandal (especially about public figures)


  1. For reasons that seem to be rooted in the public mood, muckraking is a cyclic form of journalism.
  2. As Beijing reins in China's muckraking publications, reporters learn that not all the news is fit to print.
  3. Chicago reporters have traditionally spent as much time hanging around bars as they have muckraking.


  • Intrepid Investigative Reporters in Russia and Pakistan Win Premier International Journalism Award

    WASHINGTON, June 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A reporter investigating corruption in Russia and a seasoned Pakistani journalist known for courageous muckraking reports have won the 2013 Knight International Journalism Award, the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) announced. The award recognizes excellent reporting that makes a difference in the lives of people around the world ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! News


  1. "I guess I am moving over to another category. Screenwriting or muckraking. I've got to move on. Can't be like all the careerists doncha know," Berman wrote in a post confirmed as authentic by his publicist. "I'm forty two and I know what to...
    on Jan 23, 2009 By: David Berman Source: Billboard

  2. "I see nothing wrong in what Mr Turnbull has done at all," Mr Rudd told the Nine Network. "I think this sort of negative, personal muckraking doesn't actually help a lot in politics."
    on Feb 24, 2007 By: Kevin Rudd Source: Sydney Morning Herald

  3. "I'm just not going to get in the mud and roll around with a pig because if you do both parties come off looking pretty bad. I'm going to leave the Labour Party to the muckraking," Key says.
    on Nov 5, 2008 By: John Key Source: TVNZ

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