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Undercover with Florida's Republican Shock Troops
Wells Tower
Wells Tower reports about his time volunteering for President Bush's 2004 campaign.
Mayhill Fowler
Blogger for Off the Bus, Mayhill Fowler, records Barack Obama's fundraiser speech on April 6th.
Jay Rosen
Jay Rosen discusses the reactions after "Obama: No Surprise that Hard Pressed Pennsylvanians Turn Bitter" was published by Mayhill Fowler on his blog, OffTheBus.com.
Jay Rosen
Jay Rosen's opinion on the Mayhill Fowler and Bill Clinton controversy.
Experts Weigh in on Leaks and Deceptive Tactics
Curtis Brainard
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.
Nellie Bly Asks This Question of Police Court Prisoners; She Spends a Day at Jefferson Market Court and Jail
Nellie Bly
A "World" Reporter's Experience on Blackwells's Island - He Simulates Drunkenness and Is Sent Up for Thirty Days - Loathsome Condition of the Sleeping Cells - How the Bakery Gang Makes Sickening Bread - No Baths Allowed and Everybody is Unclean
W. P. H.
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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Bernard W. Bell
Bernard W. Bell examines the world of undercover activity.
Howard Kurtz
Howard Kurtz explains how The Mercury News reinvented themselves by using undercover reporting.
Howard Kurtz
Kurtz takes issue on ethical grounds with Ken Silverstein's sting on Washington lobbyists bidding on a contract to represent Turkmenistan.
Clarence Page
A Clarence Page column bemoaning the possible fate of undercover reporting in light of Food Lion and other scandals.
Mike Goodman
The reporter observers as if a customer to report on the prevalence of young teens frequenting the more than 20 head shops in the Valley.
Bill Moyers
Around the Ken Silverstein sting on a high-level Washington lobbying firm in 2007, Bill Moyers interviewed the reporter and then put the question to his viewers and users of how appropriate was the deception Silverstein deployed. Their responses herein.
John J. Goldman
Article on 1982 Pulitzer Prize winners contains (in last add) reporting on the Pulitzer jury and board deliberations concerning the undercover aspects of Merle Linda Wolin "Sweatshop" series for the Los Angeles Herald-Examiner.
Michael Miner
Miner opines on Jack Fuller's book, News Values, and, among other things journalistic, the Chicago Sun-Times' Mirage Tavern expose of 1978.
Edward Wasserman
Edward Wasserman responds to the use of subterfuge in uncovering a Spokane mayor's illicit relationships with young men.
THE LUNACY LAW TESTED: HOW TO IMPRISON A SANE MAN AND WHAT IT COSTS MEDICAL SCIENCE AT FAULT--AN EXAMINATION CONFINED TO THE COUNTING OF THE PULSE-- AN EXPERT DECIDES A LUNACY CASE IN LESS THAN ONE MINUTE--A POLICE JUSTICE COMMITS WITHOUT THE EXAMINATION REQUIRED BY LAW, THOUGH CERTIFYING THE EXAMINATION WAS MADE--THE STRICTEST REGULATIONS OF THE ASYLUM EVADED BY ITS PHYSICIAN MEMORANDA THE REPORTER'S STORY THE BRANDY TEST OF INSANITY A FAILURE A MEDICAL EXAMINATION BLOOMINGDALE SUGGESTED THE PHYSICIANS ALLOWED TO DRAW THEIR OWN INFERENCES THE NIGHT WITH THE NORSE OPENING THE BALL THE MOMENT OF CONQUEST ANOTHER ATTACK ON THE NURSE ANOTHER RELAPSE AND EXAMINATION WATCHED BY THE MEDICAL STUDENT RETURN OF THE PHYSICIAN RESULTS OF THE CONSULTATION SWEARING AWAY A MAN'S WITS THE ASYLUM REGULATIONS IN THEORY THE ASYLUM REGULATIONS IN PRACTICE A PERMIT OBTAINED WHAT IT COSTS TO IMPRISON A SANE MAN
Julius Chambers
Opening article by Julius Chambers describing his four-day incarceration at the Bloomingdale Insane Asylum and how the assignment came about.
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