Deception for Journalism's Sake: A Database

Deception for Journalism's Sake: A Database

Journalists from the United States and Australia get inside the post-Civil War practice of recruiting Pacific Islanders to work the world's non-U.S. plantations on extended contracts of indenture.

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

Medicare and Medicaid fraud have been perennial reporting topics since the 1960s, often requiring undercover techniques to amass specific details.

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

 Reporter efforts to get inside the world of lobbyists, both on Capitol Hill and in the statehouses.

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