(Publisert i Theofilos nr. 1-2, 2021)
How do Norwegian journalists operate when investigating religious communities? Does their own faith, or lack of thereof, affect the way they treat the congregations, or is it simply a question of knowledge? This study shows that investigative journalists in Norway primarily use two sets of tools when investigating religious communities. The first is structural investigations, focusing on economics and formal documentation, the latter is about meeting the people in the congregations. Journalists point to knowledge of the Bible as important for getting access to the sources and building trust.