Byline: David Shaw; 1979-09-20; Los Angeles Times; pages OC1
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A reporter for the Detroit News poses as a Michigan congressman to prove how lax security is at a treaty-signing ceremony on the White House lawn.A reporter for the Los Angeles Times poses as a graduate student in psychology working in a state mental hospital to expose conditions there.A reporter for the Wall Street Journal works three weeks on an assembly line in a large plant to investigate charges that the company routinely violates labor practicesAre these unethical activities? ...
Description:An article exploring whether or not deception (i.e. lying about one's identity) is an ethical practice for a journalist.
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