Byline: Lisa Gulya; 2008-04-11; UTNE Reader Blog;
Report: Undercover Journalism DebatedArticle Links
". . .Journalistic ethicists agreed that undercover reporting is pointless and unethical “when you indulge in subterfuge to merely provide the conventional wisdom with a concrete example.” The irony in that judgment, of course, is that the most successful undercover reporting often does just that, putting a face to social problems we know only vaguely about—Barbara Ehrenreich’s foray into “unskilled” work, chronicled in Nickel and Dimed, is a prime example. . ."
Description:Lisa Gulya deciphers how different journalists feel about undercover journalism.
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