Deception for Journalism's Sake: A Database

Deception for Journalism's Sake: A Database

 An undercover investigation by the Financial Times of behavior toward hostesses at The Presidents Club's annual men-only charity event in London and reaction to the story. 

Among the most common of poses: journalists who elect to live as tramps, the homeless, or the abject poor.

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

Reporters have worked as migrant laborers and shadowed undocumented workers crossing the border into the United States.

Reporters have presented as teachers or students to get an inside view of what goes on in schools and colleges.

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

Going undercover as volunteers or invited guests has gotten reporters an inside look at some U.S. political campaigns. So has shadowing the candidates in their off-hours. 

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