After months of investigation, I broke this story featuring a major UK-wide probe into the sharp rise in police use of force (UofF) during the full national lockdown – April/May 2020 – compared to the same months the year before.
The investigation reached a broad demographic of over 10 million people – from teenagers to pensioners – across a variety of media platforms including online, radio, TV and print.
After publication on the BBC News website (over 640K page views) https://bbc.in/3p2hTPc the story showcased on the main news bulletin for BBC Radio 1 Newsbeat (audience 8 million, 6 million online). Subsequently, it featured on BBC1 London main news bulletin (audience 600,000). It headlined as a 12 minute film on BBC2 Newsnight (audience 600,000). It was heard on a BBC Radio 4 morning bulletin (audience 5 million) https://bit.ly/2LRcX19 It featured as a double-page in the Guardian https://bit.ly/2LZJgL0 the Mail https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8980847/Eight-Met-police-probed-black-student-pinned-ground-punched-arrest.html and the Metro https://bit.ly/3bTG2U3