"Lost Art of Infiltration" - William Gaines - Journalism

"Lost Art of Infiltration" - William Gaines - Journalism

by: William Gaines | publication date: September 12, 2007 | Publication: Journalism | volume: 8 | journal issue: 5 | pages: pp. 495-498

"No one in a newsroom today would dare suggest that a reporter get information through any kind of subterfuge and certainly not by secretly getting a job in the ranks of the target of a newspaper investigation. Such thoughts made the newspapers' lawyers very nervous in the 1970s and today I fear they would respond with derision."

William Gaines discusses his experiences as an undercover reporter for the Chicago Tribune.

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