Deception for Journalism's Sake: A Database

Deception for Journalism's Sake: A Database

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

 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. 

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

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

Since the 1870s, journalists have been posing as patients or attendants to expose horrid conditions and treatment inside mental hospitals. Nellie Bly, incidentally, was not the first. 

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.