Cite: Karolina Polińska, Dziennikarstwo śledcze w przestrzeni lokalnej. Analiza prasoznawcza publikacji „Dziennika Zachodniego” z 2015 roku, "Kultura - Media - Teologia", 2017( 30) nr 3, s. 137-150.
The autor analyzed „Dziennik Zachodni" yearbook of 2015 searching investigative journalism publications. Motivation for the analysis was research questions: frequency of publications, who is its autor, who the autor is writing about, what is it's surface compared to surface of other publications. The first part of the article outlines the history of investigative journalism in the US and the media in Poland after 1989. In the second part of the article are presented functioning definitions of investigative journalism in literature, as well as the most important issues and features of these publications. In the next part the author presents the purpose of his research, the methodology and the results of these studies.