Deception for Journalism's Sake: A Database

Deception for Journalism's Sake: A Database

Going undercover as volunteers or invited guests has gotten reporters an inside look at some U.S. political campaigns. So has shadowing the candidates in their off-hours. 

Medicare and Medicaid fraud have been perennial reporting topics since the 1960s, often requiring undercover techniques to amass specific details.

Reporters have taken the undercover route from slaughterhouses and chicken- and pork-processing plants to fast-food chains and supermarkets to understand the system.

The work of groups such as James O'Keefe's Project Veritas and Lila Rose's LiveAction and their undercover operations.

 Reporter efforts to get inside the world of lobbyists, both on Capitol Hill and in the statehouses.

Reporters encounter or inhabit the lives of very hard-laboring others.

Across the world, journalists have used undercover techniques to expose individual predators and as well as major sex crime rings.

In efforts to get inside the fold, reporters have fellow-traveled with religious groups, posing as members or prospective recruits.