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.

Among the most common of poses: journalists who elect to live as tramps, the homeless, or the abject poor.

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

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

Journalists who infiltrated U.S.-based Nazi bunds, the Ku Klux Klan, the Gomorrah, and other secret societies and closed groups.