undercover reporting

Kit's Gossip and Chit Chat: Tramps With the London Genius
Kathleen Coleman
Kathleen "Kit" Coleman traveled overseas in 1892 to go undercover as a male to report for The Toronto Mail to discover what it was like to live in London's East End.
Kit's Gossip and Chit Chat: Tramps With the London Genius
Kathleen Coleman
Kathleen "Kit" Coleman traveled overseas in 1892 to go undercover as a male to report for The Toronto Mail to discover what it was like to live in London's East End.
Kit's Gossip and Chit Chat: Tramps With the London Genius
Kathleen Coleman
Kathleen "Kit" Coleman traveled overseas in 1892 to go undercover as a male to report for The Toronto Mail to discover what it was like to live in London's East End.
Lauren Sandler
Lauren Sandler expresses how undercover stories should be written by the professionals in the field themselves, rather than reporters who know nothing about the subject.
Bob Steele
Former television reporter and executive producer explains how "truth" is no longer a journalists strongest defense.
Dale Spencer
A television producer went undercover in a hospital as a patient and ended up in court for doing so.
Charles Burke
Charles Burke writes about a study concerning undercover techniques and the use of hidden cameras.
William C. Gaines
William C. Gaines shares his thoughts on undercover reporting.
Daniel A. Levin
Alan C. Roline
Does reporting undercover and lying about your identity constitute fraud? This article covers the Food Lion controversy in detail.
Marcel Dufresne
Marcel Dufresne discusses Newsday's undercover documentation of racial discrimination in Long Island's real estate industry.
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.
Deirdre Carmody
Writer examines the questions raised by the major impact of the Mirage tavern series of the Chicago Sun-Times.
Responses of two members of the Pulitzer Board
Clayton Kirkpatrick
Gene Patterson
Clayton Kirkpatrick, then president of the Chicago Tribune, says yes and Gene Patterson, then president and editor of the St. Petersburg Times, says a qualified no to journalistic masquerade.
Evading spies in Tibet was harrowing for the journalist Jezza Neumann, but just a fraction of what locals suffer
Jezza Neumann
Jenna Neumann reports the experience of going undercover in Tibet to reveal the real truth about the country.
Producers are unsung, unknown - and essential to the success of television news-magazines
Robert Lissit
Robert Lissit goes in depth about the importance of having talented producers to complete a successful hidden camera show.
"Prime-Time Live" popularized the use of hidden cameras and local stations rely on them for dramatic, high-impact footage. Their prevalence has provoked debate over how and whether they should be used – and lawsuits.
Robert Lissit
Robert Lissit examines many different stories involving hidden cameras used in news media.
Michael A. Cooper
Michael A. Cooper's letter to the editor of The New York Times in response to Paul Starobin's article on the expose of Food Lion. Starobin's original article can be found at: http://www.deseretnews.com/article/542107/WHEN-INVESTIGATIVE-JOURNALISM-TURNS-SHODDY.html
"Pickett's Charge/The View From Across the Street/In Loving Memory of a Real SOB"
Michael Miner
Former Chicago Sun-Times editor James Hoge's 2002 comment, looking back on the newspaper's Mirage tavern expose of 1978 under his leadership.
More Bleeding at the Sun-Times
Michael Miner
Miner compares in-depth newspaper investigations at the Chicago Tribune presented with and without a strong undercover narrative element.
The Better Government Association was in on some of the most exciting investigative reporting of yore. But director Andy Shaw says just exposing wrongdoing is no longer enough.
Michael Miner
Miner bemoans the loss to Chicago journalism of the great undercover exposes of earlier years.
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