Autopsy of a Story

  • John Arlidge (shortlisted for journalism in the Sunday Times)
  • Amelia Gentleman (shortlisted for journalism in The Guardian)
  • Peter Hitchens (shortlisted for journalism in the Mail on Sunday)
  • Chaired by Paddy O’Connell (host of BBC Radio 4’s Broadcasting House)

Three of this year’s shortlisted journalists – John Arlidge, Amelia Gentleman and Peter Hitchens – talked to Paddy O’Connell about their work, before discussing the future of journalism in general.

Paddy asked John about his story on Goldman Sachs; Amelia about her reports on social work in the aftermath of the Baby P case, 21st century poverty and old people’s homes; and Peter about his counterfactual piece on the Berlin Wall not crumbling and his comparison of British and Canadian responses to the war in Afghanistan.

You can read all of this year’s shortlisted journalism here.