Reporters have worked as migrant laborers and shadowed undocumented workers crossing the border into the United States.
These are stings to expose scam artists, quacks and hucksters who prey on the needs or naivete of their customers, clients, or patients.
A gathering of the undercover and experiential reporting of Elizabeth Cochrane, later Seaman, who wrote under the pen name of Nellie Bly.
Reporters encounter or inhabit the lives of very hard-laboring others.
Redpath, Olcott, Richardson and Thomson all went South for the New York Tribune and produced reporting undercover in the run-up to the Civil War.
Across the world, journalists have used undercover techniques to expose individual predators and as well as major sex crime rings.
In efforts to get inside the fold, reporters have fellow-traveled with religious groups, posing as members or prospective recruits.
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