Deception for Journalism's Sake: A Database

Deception for Journalism's Sake: A Database

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

 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. 

In efforts to get inside the fold, reporters have fellow-traveled with religious groups, posing as members or prospective recruits.

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. 

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

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