"Undercover Reporting Backed by Readers" - Editor & Publisher

"Undercover Reporting Backed by Readers" - Editor & Publisher

by: | publication date: August 23, 1980 | Publication: Editor and Publisher | volume: 113 | journal issue: 36 | pages: p. 13

"The daily's study, which queried 603 local residents, showed a majority of them support undercover reporting tactics involving hidden cameras, microphones and concealed identities. "When asked how important it is for a newspaper 'to do this type of investigative reporting' 77% responded 'very important,' 19% said 'somewhat important' while only 2% opted for 'not at all important.'"

Report on a reader poll taken by the Sun-Times in the aftermath of its 1978 Mirage tavern expose showing strong reader support for the method.

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