Abandoning a Broken Model of Journalism

March 2011
Nieman Reports;Spring2011, Vol. 65 Issue 1, p5
The article examines the situation of investigative journalism in Romania. It describes the media and social landscape of Romania after the collapse of Communism in 1989 with former agents of Securitate in control of information. The author cites his beginning of a career as an investigative journalist in 1999 and the issues that prevail among newspapers such as conflicts of interest, and the censorship of investigative reporters. The article notes that most Romanian journalists use their work as a career path to government or political positions.


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