Undercover Reporting Discouraged - Frank Sutherland - The Nashville Tennessean

Undercover Reporting Discouraged - Frank Sutherland - The Nashville Tennessean

"The Practice Usually is Not Necessary to Get a Story"

by: Frank Sutherland | publication date: July 1, 1999 | Publication: The Nashville Tennessean | volume: 53 | journal issue: 4 |

During brainstorming sessions, I became known as the representative of lying, cheating and stealing. Not that I have done that a lot, but in undercover reporting in the past, The Tennessean has used deceptive practices. We acknowledged those deceptive practices to our readers, but still misrepresented ourselves to get the story.

Frank Sutherland discusses the image The Tennessean has been given for undercover reporting.