Byline: William Gaines; 2007-09-12; Journalism; pages pp. 495-498
Report: Undercover Journalism Debated
"No one in a newsroom today would dare suggest that a reporter get information through any kind of subterfuge and certainly not by secretly getting a job in the ranks of the target of a newspaper investigation. Such thoughts made the newspapers' lawyers very nervous in the 1970s and today I fear they would respond with derision."
Description:William Gaines discusses his experiences as an undercover reporter for the Chicago Tribune.
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