Digital Investigative Journalism

  • Oliver Hahn
  • Florian Stalph


In the post-digital era, disruptive technologies and a glut of disinformation heavily affect journalistic investigations and international and domestic news reporting. New formats and methods have changed journalists’ everyday work routines that both emerging professional as well as more experienced reporters have to cope with. These innovations are accompanied by various challenges: masses of information provided online and in social media oftentimes leave audiences overnewsed but underinformed. As every piece of information gets digitised, journalists need to incorporate new practices to access digital sources, encode new information configurations, and extract meaning of novel information types. Each kind of information requires specific approaches; digital formats can be highly distinct, contain accurate and detailed information and metadata. Specialists with distinguished skillsets have always been on the verge of breaking new ground for journalism innovation.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Centre for Media and CommunicationUniversity of PassauPassauGermany

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