ethics

Kathy English
When is undercover reporting justified? Did the ends justify the means in a Star reporter going undercover in a Toronto factory to learn about health and safety conditions for temp workers?
Seow Ting Lee
This article discusses journalistic deception and why it is used.
Sandra Davidson
Sandra Davidson discusses the significance of the Food Lion case.
Walter Goodman
The negative ramifications of using the method of undercover reporting are discussed. The Food Lion exposé is being used as an example.
Joe Strupp
The topic of ethics is brought up concerning the Spokesman Review expose of mayor Jim West.
Christopher H. Pyle
Pyle believes that the negative methods being used in journalism are ruining the press.
Christopher Scanlan
Scanlan poses four journalistic scenarios that involve ethical conundrums.
Why Journalists Get Squeamish over James O'Keefe's Tactics
Greg Marx
Greg Marx examines the tactics of right-wing activist James O'Keefe and why they antagonize many journalists.
William L. Alden
William L. Alden reviews Elizabeth Banks' "Autobiography of a Newspaper Girl."
Dave Wendler
Dave Wendler aims to answer the question whether or not deception is ever acceptable.
James Walker
James Walker questions the credibility of undercover journalism.
"In Search of an Ethic for Investigative Reporting"
Edmund B. Lambeth
Edmund B. Lambeth discusses the need for having ethic when investigative reporting.
Is it ever acceptable for journalists to use deception to gather facts? What if the resulting story uncovers a major social wrong?
Henry McNulty
Henry McNulty investigates the article written about racial bias in real estate areas surrounding Hartford, Connecticut, in his newspaper The Hartford Courant.
A press release from the Society of Professional Journalists calling for the investigation of FBI agents who posed as journalist. Also contains two letters to Louis Freeh, the then FBI director from national and regional leaders of the SPJ.
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