A stunning scoop landed in my lap. Here’s why we looped in dozens of other newsrooms.

German journalists Frederik Obermaier and Bastian Obermayer, co-authors of the “Panama Papers” investigation, pose on April 7, 2016, in Munich. Photo credit: Christof Stache of AFP via Getty Images.

A year has passed since our Panama Papers investigation shook the world and showed how enormous the impact of collaborative journalism can be. Minutes after we published the first articles online, the story was a trending topic in several countries—despite its quite unlikely origin. No one could believe that a German newspaper, Süddeutsche Zeitung, the newspaper I work for, sparked such a massive international story. The name of the newspaper may still be hard to

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