Crusaders and Zealots: Undercover Among Clandestine Groups



A collection of undercover reportages focused on ideological and religious groups generally hidden from the public eye. 

Media History

The reporting was intended for these media types: Magazine, Newspaper, Book, Television, Internet

Effects and Outcomes

Undercover stories about clandestine groups: certain religious organizations, Masons and other secret societies, nazi and neo-nazi groups, and the Klu Klux Klan, for example, are sometimes the result of ideological passions or deep-seeded personal encounters.  journalists working undercover among clandestine groups have ranged from the independently minded journalist to official investigator to informant.  While many preserve the traditional watchdog relationship to the public, some have turned over the findings of their work to opposition groups or law enforcement, sometimes for money. 

Articles, Books, Video/Film