Deception for Journalism's Sake: A Database

Deception for Journalism's Sake: A Database

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

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

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. 

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

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.

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

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