Philomel Books Chasing the Truth: A Young Journalist's Guide to Investigative Reporting
Philomel Books Chasing the Truth: A Young Journalist's Guide to Investigative Reporting

Chasing the Truth: A Young Journalist's Guide to Investigative Reporting

By Jodi Kantor


Publication Date: September 14, 2021

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Ages 12 And Up, Grades 7 And Up

The perfect book for all student journalists, this young readers adaptation of Pulitzer Prize winning reporters’ Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey’s New York Times bestselling She Said will inspire a new generation of investigative journalists.

Soon to be a major motion picture!

Do you want to know how to bring secrets to light?

How journalists can hold the powerful to account?

And how to write stories that can make a difference?

In Chasing the Truth, Pulitzer Prize winning journalists Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey share their thoughts from their early days writing their first stories to their time as award-winning investigative journalists, offering tips and advice along the way. Adapted from their New York Times bestselling book She Said, Chasing the Truth not only tells the story of the culture-shifting Harvey Weinstein investigation, but it also shares their best practices with readers. This is the perfect book for aspiring journalists or anyone devoted to uncovering the truth.

Praise for the New York Times bestseller She Said:

“Exhilarating…Kantor and Twohey have crafted their news dispatches into a seamless and suspenseful account of their reportorial journey.”

— Susan Faludi, The New York Times

“An instant classic of investigative journalism…‘All the President’s Men’ for the Me Too era.”

— Carlos Lozada, The Washington Post

“A vibrant, cinematic read.”

—Jill Filipovic, CNN

“Deeply suspenseful.”

—Annalisa Quinn, NPR

About the Author

Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey are investigative reporters at the New York Times. Jodi has focused on the workplace in her reporting, and particularly the treatment of women, covered two presidential campaigns, and is the author of The Obamas. Megan has focused much of her attention on the treatment of women and children, and, in 2014, as a reporter with Reuters News, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting. Jodi and Megan shared numerous honors for breaking the Harvey Weinstein story, including a George Polk Award, and, along with colleagues, the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service. They both live in Brooklyn, NY with their families. You can visit Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey online at

Ruby Shamir is an author, researcher, and adapter, who has worked on numerous New York Times bestselling and award-winning books. She lives in the Bronx, NY with her husband and three children. You can visit Ruby Shamir online at

Author Residence: New York, NY

Author Hometown: New Jersey (Kantor) and Illinois (Twohey)

Format: Hardcover

Length: 256 pages

Publisher: Philomel Books

Publication Date: September 14, 2021

ISBN: 9780593326992

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