Formen, der trumfede journalistikken

Mathilde Berg Utzon

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


The credibility of journalism is increasingly being challenged. Financial and political interests and the technological development are questioning the legitimacy of journalism. Transparency has been presented as a solution for the credibility crisis that journalism currently is facing. In my thesis I am focused on how transparency practically can be implemented in TV-journalism. It is an explorative experiment on how we journalists through transparency can reclaim our loss of credibility. The empirical object of my analysis is a documentary called the Good Story that I have produced myself. In the documentary I experiment with four different transparency effects in order to see how they can promote or support the credibility of the journalistic story of my film. My main focus in my analysis is to question whether the story in my opinion is trustworthy and examine how transparency can support my journalistic story. The journalistic aim of the documentary is to criticise a mistaken international coverage of white poverty in South Africa. The conclusion is that I on one hand have failed because instead of using transparency as a means to substantiate my journalistic story, the transparency became the mean in itself. But on the other hand I have succeeded in doing a transparent trustworthy, creative story that hopefully is entertaining and transmit insights on how it can be to work as a young inexperienced video journalist.

UddannelserJournalistik, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor el. kandidat
Udgivelsesdato9 maj 2014
VejledereNatasje Dybmose


  • transparancy
  • Journalism