"Undercover Journalism and Credibility" - James Walker - PressEthic Blog

"Undercover Journalism and Credibility" - James Walker - PressEthic Blog

by: James Walker | publication date: October 2, 2005 | Publication: PressEthic Blog |

". . .Firstly there is the ethical conundrum of whether the ends justifies the means. If a journalist uncovers information that needs to be brought to the attention of the public, does that therefore justify the clandestine methods used to obtain that information? The concern is that the deceit on the part of the journalist sullies the critical information that is uncovered. Does a journalist dampen his credibility through the use of lies and chicanery? . . ."

James Walker questions the credibility of undercover journalism.

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