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Източници на информация в разследващата журналистика
Sources of information in investigative journalism

Author(s): Teodora Georgieva
Subject(s): Social Sciences, Media studies, Communication studies
Published by: Факултет по журналистика и масова комуникация, Софийски университет „Св. Кл. Охридски”
Keywords: access to information; sources; refusal to provide information
Summary/Abstract: The research addresses the issue of systematization of challenges; faced by the journalist in dealing with various sources of information and access levels during the process of data collection. The analysis reveals that in comparison to the beginning of the Program “Access to Information” has started; journalists are less likely to use this tool to gather official information; institutions are either shadowed or overwhelmed by a lot of chaotic data; because they have no interest to overspread it. The reason is mainly the specific professional disillusionment among journalists due to the unjustified refusals of institutions to provide information. This makes the media fall into “forced” informational lethargy or use information from unreliable sources; that could not be verified.

  • Page Range: 314-355
  • Page Count: 41
  • Publication Year: 2020
  • Language: Bulgarian