"Lying in the Name of Truth: When Is It Justified for Journalists?" - Bob Steele - PoynterOnline

Byline: Bob Steele; 2007-07-05; PoynterOnline; 

Report: Undercover Journalism Debated

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"I don’t know enough about the extent of Silverstein’s reporting on the lobbyists story before he pulled the deception tool out of his bag. He argues it would have been “impossible” to get “the same information and insight with more conventional journalistic methods.” That’s an argument he must defend to justify his decision to misrepresent his identity."

Description:Bob Steele, Nelson Poynter Scholar for Journalism Values, responds to Ken Silverstein's defense of using deception in journalism.

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