"Why Those Hidden Cameras Hurt Journalism" - Paul Starobin - The New York Times

"Why Those Hidden Cameras Hurt Journalism" - Paul Starobin - The New York Times

The Greatest Muckrakers Avoided Stunts

by: Paul Starobin | publication date: January 28, 1997 | Publication: The New York Times | journal issue: 28 January 1997 |

"Hidden cameras? That's the easiest call. Their growing use by TV news magazine shows... is part of a ratings-driven descent by the major networks into the swamp tabloid journalism."

Paul Starobin argues against the use of hidden cameras in journalistic investigations.

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