Deception for Journalism's Sake: A Database

Deception for Journalism's Sake: A Database

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

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

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

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

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

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.