France: Investigative Journalism

May 1, 2004 • Ethics and Quality • by

American Behavioral Scientist, Nr.9/47. Vol., May 2004, pp. 1194-1207


Investigative reporting is a recent development in France, with the revelation of scandals becoming a legitimate practice for journalists only since the 1980s. To date, investigative reporting knows few practitioners and faces considerable obstacles. This article gives an account of its emergence and analyzes the reasons for its late development.

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