Woodward and Bernstein obviously. The Sunday Times Insight team. Carole Cadwalladr. There are so many. I’m standing on the shoulders of giants. There’s never been a shortage of scandals to investigate but now we’re needed more than ever. Fake news, synthetic media, floods of data that overwhelm and hide. Real, dogged, brave journalists are more important than ever. I’m one. I dig and sift through data and information. I discover connections. I uncover links. I interview and protect sources. I ask the difficult questions. It’s important but dangerous. There are powerful interests who could stop me. Could pull the plug.