New report shows lack of investigative reporters in Swedish municipalities
Half of Sweden’s municipalities are lacking investigative reporters, according to a report by Scoop.
The report shows around 30 per cent of investigative reporters live in Stockholm. Places such as Borlänge, Trollhättan and Ystad don’t have a single investigative reporter.
An investigative reporter is defined as a member of the organization Föreningen Grävande Journalister (FGJ).
In Lund, Jönköping, Växjö and Eskilstuna there are a higher number of FGJ members than members of the union Journalistförbundet.
Jens Finnäns and Leo Wallentin at Journalism++ produced the study released Monday.
You can read more about the report here (Swedish).Journalism++ScoopFöreningen Grävande Journalister