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Media coverage of whistleblowers

Grant Holder: Dr K Wahl-Jorgensen

Researcher: Joanne Hunt

Funder: Public Concern at Work

Period: March 2009 to May 2009

A study of the media representation of whistleblowers 1997-2009

The research fed into, and was featured in, a report on the tenth anniversary of the Public Interest Disclosure Act, funded by Public Concern at Work; “Where’s Whistleblowing Now?” (PDF)

Outputs: Wahl-Jorgensen, K., and Hunt, J. (2012). Journalism as a watchdog and the possibilities for structural critique: A case study of coverage of whistleblowing. Journalism, 13(4), 399-416. (lead article)

Wahl-Jorgensen, K. and Hunt, J. (2009). The media representation of whistleblowers