From lone wolf to team player: The evolution of the investigative reporter by IRE Radio published on 2016-07-11T19:43:44Z Investigative journalism at the turn of the 20th Century relied, for the most part, on a breed of driven newspaper and magazine reporters working solo, and keeping their sources to themselves. Much changed starting in the 1960s, with the rise of team journalism (including the birth of IRE) at places like Bob Greene’s Newsday and the Boston Globe’s Spotlight operation. Duos along the lines of Woodward-Bernstein and Barlett-Steele sprang up, and so did investigative editing specialists and, recently, intra-organizational collaborations. Reporting and editing legends Jim Steele and James Grimaldi joined the Center for Investigative Reporting’s Jennifer LaFleur in a discussion of what’s been gained, and lost, along the way. Roy Harris, author of “Pulitzer’s Gold,” a book on the century-long tradition of winners in the public service category, moderated this session at the 2016 IRE Conference in New Orleans.