Deception for Journalism's Sake: A Database

Deception for Journalism's Sake: A Database

Journalists have devised any number of ruses to get inside hospitals and clinics --  as patients or staff members.

A gathering of the undercover and experiential reporting of Elizabeth Cochrane, later Seaman, who wrote under the pen name of Nellie Bly.

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

These are stings to expose scam artists, quacks and hucksters who prey on the needs or naivete of their customers, clients, or patients.

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

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

Journalism that required costuming or even physical transformation by reporters reporting on racial, ethnic, gender or social groups not their own.