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.

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

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.

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

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.