Concerns about a lack of investigative journalism in this country are being aired more often and more passionately as news organisations slash costs, cut current affairs programmes and change focus. But all is not lost.
Mike White wins awards and finds himself in other media headlines for his features in North & South.
In 2013 his first book Who Killed Scott Guy? became a number one bestseller. It examined the high-profile murder of Guy and trial of his brother-in-law Ewen Macdonald. In 2015, after years of persistence, Mike got the necessary permissions to interview convicted double murderer Scott Watson.
Mike White tells Lynn Freeman how he ended up in investigating crimes and criminals.