First-time poster here, so go gently on me if I'm posting in the wrong place or accidentally breaking a rule.
I'm hoping the experts here can help me identify an old CYOA-style book that had a profound influence on me as a kid.
It would have been published in the early 1980s, certainly prior to 1986.
The story had a contemporary setting and followed a newspaper journalist investigating something, I forget what.
The front cover featured a sleazy-looking newspaper editor looking pleased with himself holding a newspaper that had the headline SCOOP!
SCOOP! was by far the biggest word on the cover, so I always thought that was the title, but now I'm pretty sure it wasn't.
The book itself was quite thin (guessing probably under 50 pages) and split fairly evenly between full-page black-and-white illustrations and text on facing pages.
What was interesting about the game format was that sometimes the page choices were described in the text and sometime they were found in the pictures. Sometimes there'd be a choice in the text and another semi-hidden in the image.
It's possible it was part of a series (I vaguely recall it was numbered) but I never saw any of the other books in the series.
All I need to know is: what is the name of the book?