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Daniel Grote
The Times of London led an undercover investigation into the contractors employed at Lloyds Banks' payment protection insurance unit to expose the corruption within it.
Eric Schocket
Eric Schocket collects what he believes are the best examples of undercover investigations since the depression to the 1990s.
News Writer Fill-In for the Hollywood Strikers
Michelle Malkin
ABC news got caught hiring actors to use for a PrimeTime Live segment.
Willem Marx
Willem Marx spends his summer in Iraq, where he experiences journalists going undercover to get a story.
Staff Writer Betty Wells was a voluntarily committed patient for eight days at Larned State Hospital. No one at the hospital knew she was there to find out what life in a mental institution is like. This is the last of six articles.
Betty Wells
Betty Wells writes about her experience posing as a mental patient at Larned State Hospital.
Staff Writer Betty Wells was a voluntarily committed patient for eight days at Larned State Hospital. No one at the hospital knew she was there to find out what life in a mental institution is like. This is the third of six articles.
Betty Wells
In her third article about the mental hospital, Betty Wells writes about being assaulted.
Eva Gay's Glance at the Girls Who Work in the Laundries; Some of the Work is Terrible and the Pay is Generally Low; Girls Acknowledge the Work is Surely Breaking Their Health; More of the Crusade, with Some of the Natural Consequences
Eva Gay
How the New York Central Transports Emigrant Passengers; What a "World" Reporter Saw While Disguised as a Swede; On the Way to Castle Garden - Challenged by the Watch - An "Emigrant" Ticket to Buffalo - The Passenger Pool Octopus - Sale of Ticket and Division of Spoils - Evasion of the Interstate Commerce Laws - Families Separated by Pool Agents - Scenes in Old Citadel - The Test of a Disguise - A Clever Stratagem - On the Barge - Packed in Cars in a Freight Shed - Touching Sights on an Immigrant Train - The Missing Passenger at Debbs Ferry
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Eva Gay's Visit to the Girl Workers in Minneapolis Shirt Factories; Some of the Dark, Dank and Disagreeable Shops of the Shirt Workers; Girls Must Furnish Their Own Machines, as Well as the Sewing Materials; Starvation Wages for Hard Work--Girls Terrorized by Their Taskmasters.
Eva Gay
Gay wrote a series of articles on posing as a factory worker to assess conditions in Minnesota with a pledge to "ferret out every wrong and hardship."
Refused Help by Community Chest After Long Wait, Finally Sent to Christ Faith Mission Where All Received With Equal Kindness
Adela Rogers St. Johns
Adela Rogers writes a series in the LA Examiner about her experience posing as an unemployed, poor and friendless girl in Los Angeles. In this first-hand recount, Adela describes her time spent within charitable agencies and institutions.
Adela Rogers St. Johns Relates How She Spent First Night as 'Depression Victim', Tramps Street Fearing Man Would Accost Her
Adela Rogers St. Johns
Adela Rogers writes a series in the LA Examiner about her experience posing as an unemployed, poor and friendless girl in Los Angeles. In the second part of the series, Adela writes about how she was offered a place to sleep, and her struggle searching for a job.
In the Dim Light of North Cell House are Reminders of Death and Destruction
William Recktenwald
The second of three articles from the Tribune published in the Independent, based on Recktenwald's undercover time spent as a guard in Pontiac Prison.
Inside Pontiac Prison, Some Different Crimes are Committed
William Recktenwald
The third of three articles based on the Tribune undercover series at Pontiac prison, published in the Evening Independent.
Three Months After The Riot, Pontiac Prison is Still a Living Hell For Everyone In It...
WIlliam Recktenwald
The Evening Independent published three articles based on or from Recktenwald's undercover series from the Tribune on Pontiac Prison. This is the first of three.
Her Story as Told from Day to Day by the City Newspapers; From the Sun, Sunday, Sept 25, WHO IS THIS INSANE GIRL? She Is Pretty, Well Dressed and Speaks Spanish; She Wandered Into Matron Stenard's Home for Women and Asked for a Pistol to Protect Herself; Is Her Name Marina?
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The New York World reprints an article from the Sept. 25, 1887 New York Sun as well as reporting from the city's other papers about about the mysterious Nellie Brown, who ends up getting transported to Blackwell's Island. Of course, it was the World's Nellie Bly, attempting just that.
Metro Hospital - Place of Little Hope
Lois Timnick
The newspaper’s front-page explainer reads: “Posing as a graduate psychology student, Times Human Behavior Writer Lois Timnick worked for two weeks inside Metropolitan State Hospital, gaining an unprecedented firsthand look at what goes on behind locked doors of the psychiatric wards. This report and other articles on Page 3 reveal a mental-health program that in many ways has no better chance of succeeding than the patients it purports to serve. It is underfinanced, poorly staffed and riddled with conflict.”
She Tells a Little About Herself, but is a Mystery Yet
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More coverage by the World's competitors of the mysterious insane girl.
No One Claims the Pretty Crazy Girl at Bellevue
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More follow-up from the World's competitors on the mysterious insane girl.
The Grand Jury Reports on Abuses at Blackwell's Island Asylum; Its Eyes Opened by THE WORLD's Account of the Horrors of the Place - Condemning the Junior Physicians and the Nurses as Incompetent - Recommending the Employment of Female Doctors
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Nellie Bly's Story Has ... Impression on Commissioners
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