Deception for Journalism's Sake: A Database

Deception for Journalism's Sake: A Database

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

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

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

Reporters have taken the undercover route from slaughterhouses and chicken- and pork-processing plants to fast-food chains and supermarkets to understand the system.

Reporters have presented as teachers or students to get an inside view of what goes on in schools and colleges.

The work of groups such as James O'Keefe's Project Veritas and Lila Rose's LiveAction and their undercover operations.