Deception for Journalism's Sake: A Database

Deception for Journalism's Sake: A Database

The work of groups such as James O'Keefe's Project Veritas and Lila Rose's LiveAction and their undercover operations.

In efforts to get inside the fold, reporters have fellow-traveled with religious groups, posing as members or prospective recruits.

From 1968 to present day, reporters have gone undercover to expose the corruption and mistreatment that occurs within nursing homes.

Since the 1870s, journalists have been posing as patients or attendants to expose horrid conditions and treatment inside mental hospitals. Nellie Bly, incidentally, was not the first. 

Across the world, journalists have used undercover techniques to expose individual predators and as well as major sex crime rings.

 Reporter efforts to get inside the world of lobbyists, both on Capitol Hill and in the statehouses.