Nine launches investigative news podcast series with Maddie

Nine.com.au has launched its investigative news podcast series with ‘Maddie’, the culmination of two years of work by senior journalist Mark Saunokonoko.

The release:

Nine.com.au has launched its investigative news podcast series with ‘Maddie’, a nine-part examination of the disappearance of Madeleine McCann, the three-year-old British girl who vanished in Portugal in 2007.

‘Maddie’ is the culmination of two years of work on the McCann mystery by senior nine.com.au journalist, Mark Saunokonoko.

“It’s a fascinating case, but after more than a decade not all the evidence has come to light and Maddie is still missing,” Saunokonoko said. “We’ve pulled together all aspects of this case and a podcast seemed the most appropriate medium to really explore this well known yet not fully understood story.”

The podcast comes nearly 12 years after Madeleine McCann disappeared and explores what could have happened to her.

“Maddie was a huge undertaking for Nine.com.au, which included interviewing those close to the case across three continents,” said Simon King, editor of Nine.com.au.

“It demonstrates the commitment of Nine.com.au to strong original journalism and creating content that engages our audience, as proven by ‘Maddie’s’ quick rise to the top of the iTunes Podcast chart.

“We get asked why do this story now? The answer is pretty simple. First, an innocent girl is still missing and, as you will hear Mark reveal, not everything has been done to find her.

“Second, the case is complicated and it really does require and deserve a multi-episode investigation to properly examine what could have happened to Maddie.”

The podcast is supported with a content hub for people who want to read up on the case, look at images including maps of the resort Maddie was last seen in, and view the McCanns’ apartment from which she disappeared.

The first two episodes of ‘Maddie’ are available now, with forthcoming episodes to be released weekly on Mondays. The trailer for the podcast can be found here.

Source: Media release


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