Media´s Controversial Roles/impact on/in Examples of (un)Covering Fraud with EU Funds

Type: · Author(s): Andrey Skolkay · Published:
The key political roles of the media include providing information, checking the accountability of public figures and authorities, and creating a space for public debate. Among these roles, (un)covering corruption in its various forms is certainly a great task which may also be of great interest for the media. Reporting on occurrences of corruption or […] Read More

Case studies on corruption involving journalists: Conclusion

Type: · Author(s): Paolo Mancini, Marco Mazzoni, Szántó Zoltán · Published:
The case studies that we conducted are supposed to integrate the previous content analysis of the coverage of corruption and related topics that are part of the deliverable WP6.1. The latter is a typical quantitative study conducted on a very large corpus of data. It has offered, in a comparative perspective, very interesting insights into […] Read More

Representations of Corruption in the British, French, and Italian Press: Audience Segmentation and the Lack of Unanimously Shared Indignation

Type: · Author(s): Paolo Mancini, Marco Mazzoni, Alessio Cornia, Rita Marchetti · Published:
As part of a larger European Union (EU)-funded project, this paper investigates the coverage of corruption and related topics in three European democracies: France, Italy, and the United Kingdom. Based on Freedom House data, these countries are characterized by different levels of press freedom. A large corpus of newspaper articles (107,248 articles) from the period […] Read More

Case studies on corruption involving journalists: Hungary

Type: · Author(s): Miklós Hajdu, Boróka Pápay, István János Tóth · Published:
The aim of this paper is to analyse the role of media and journalists in uncovering of corruption cases in Hungary. How does the Hungarian media deal with corruption cases and how do the structure of political polarization and ownership structure of Hungarian media influence this special activity of journalists? The paper consists of two […] Read More

Case studies on corruption involving journalists: Latvia

Type: · Author(s): Iveta Kazoka · Published:
This report has been written as a part of case study reports within work package 6 (media and corruption) of the large-scale research project ANTCORRP funded by the European Commission’s Seventh Framework Programme1. By focusing on Latvia, it provides an in-depth insight into cases of corruption involving journalists and media outlets. Read More

Case studies on corruption involving journalists: Slovakia

Type: · Author(s): Andrej Školkay · Published:
Many smaller and larger cases have been published related to broadly understood corruption, or suspicions/criticism related to unethical, controversial and uneconomic behaviour, probably more properly defined as abuse of office or cronyism rather than the “standard” process of taking bribes or kickbacks. Clearly, although it was mostly the media that reported on many of these […] Read More

Case studies on corruption involving journalists: Italy

Type: · Author(s): Marco Mazzoni, Roberto Mincigrucci, Anna Stanziano, Matteo Gerli · Published:
This report, as part of the case study reports within WP 6, provides in-depth insight into Italian cases of corruption in which journalists played a crucial role either because they discovered the case or because they were directly involved in the network of corruption. Read More

Case studies on corruption involving journalists: Romania

Type: · Author(s): Ioana Adavani · Published:
This report analysis corruption caess in Romania involving journalists. The Romanian media system is of Mediterranean type, characterised by the prevalence of opinion or editorialised reporting (as opposed to neutral news), and dominated by television and high political parallelism. Romanian political parties are not steadfast when it comes to their political ideology, a fact demonstrated […] Read More

Case studies on corruption involving journalists: Executive Summary

Type: · Author(s): Paolo Mancini · Published:
This case studies report aims to contextualize the key findings the previous content analysis of the coverage of corruption and related topics that are part of the deliverable WP6.1. The latter was a typical quantitative study conducted on a very large corpus of data. It offered, in a comparative perspective, very interesting insights into how […] Read More

Human Assisted Content Analysis of the print press coverage of corruption in the United Kingdom

Type: · Author(s): Paolo Mancini · Published:
In this report, the emerging differences among the investigated British newspapers (The Guardian, The Financial Times, The Times, The Sun) will be discussed, together with the main variations over time. We will investigate specific features of the British newspapers that have emerged from the Human-Assisted Content Analysis (HACA) comparative report. Read More