Research: “Challenges in Linking New Players in Investigative Journalism in Colombia” (Spanish)
Investigative journalism in Colombia as a specific area of work is being consolidated. By linking the analysis of big data to investigative journalism, different professions have been linked to journalism. As this consolidation is starting in Colombia, it is important to research the way in which the various professions are being linked to investigative journalism. To identify this linkage of new actors involved in investigative journalism in Colombia, we distinguish between two levels: the level of practice and the level of analysis. In terms of practice, the level of computational forms of journalism, the work and the demands are characterized by the use of specific technologies. In terms of analysis, the level of construction of hypotheses that direct the understanding of information, the construction forms of investigative journalism responses were characterized. Methodologically, this was achieved with a historiographical reconstruction of investigative journalism in Colombia. There were two discussion groups formed by six journalists and new actors, whose work is related to investigative journalism. We interviewed two directors of national media to inquire about their perceptions of the benefits of linking new roles to investigative journalism. Two journalist-programmers and two hackers were also interviewed. Thus, an overview on linking new players to investigative journalism in Colombia was built.