"An Analysis of the Ethics of an Unconventional Method of Reporting in the American Press" - Machelle Lanae Bush - Dissertation

"An Analysis of the Ethics of an Unconventional Method of Reporting in the American Press" - Machelle Lanae Bush - Dissertation

by: Machelle Lanae Bush | publication date: December 5, 1989 |

"One of the chief aims of the American journalist is to serve the public's right to know. This goal to provide the public with important information often leads journalists to use questionable methods to obtain information for a story, such as the use of deception, misrepresentation, and subterfuge. Yet, in some instances, this method of unconventional newsgathering has led to the reformation of institutions within society and recognition for the reporter."

At Regent University, Machelle Lanae Bush studies the consensus of American journalists on the use of undercover journalism.

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