Deception for Journalism's Sake: A Database

Deception for Journalism's Sake: A Database

Reporters encounter or inhabit the lives of very hard-laboring others.

Journalists from the United States and Australia get inside the post-Civil War practice of recruiting Pacific Islanders to work the world's non-U.S. plantations on extended contracts of indenture.

Undercover journalism has been the subject of heated discussions, especially since the late 1970s, and whenever an undercover sting causes a stir.

Journalists who infiltrated U.S.-based Nazi bunds, the Ku Klux Klan, the Gomorrah, and other secret societies and closed groups.

Medicare and Medicaid fraud have been perennial reporting topics since the 1960s, often requiring undercover techniques to amass specific details.

Waste, fraud, graft, laxity, dilapidated conditions, corruption: Reporters have often used undercover tactics to investigate.

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

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