Deception for Journalism's Sake: A Database

Deception for Journalism's Sake: A Database

These are examples of undercover reportage that were considered to have crossed ethical lines or that caused major legal wrangles.

Undercover journalism has been the subject of heated discussions, especially since the late 1970s, and whenever an undercover sting causes a stir.

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

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

Across the world, journalists have used undercover techniques to expose individual predators and as well as major sex crime rings.

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