Undercover reporting: The truth about deception

Brooke Kroeger

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    Abstract

    In her provocative book, Brooke Kroeger argues for a reconsideration of the place of oft-maligned journalistic practices. While it may seem paradoxical, much of the valuable journalism in the past century and a half has emerged from undercover investigations that employed subterfuge or deception to expose wrong. Kroeger asserts that undercover work is not a separate world, but rather it embodies a central discipline of good reporting-the ability to extract significant information or to create indelible, real-time descriptions of hard-to-penetrate institutions or social situations that deserve the public's attention. Together with a companion website that gathers some of the best investigative work of the past century, Undercover Reporting serves as a rallying call for an endangered aspect of the journalistic endeavor.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    PublisherNorthwestern University Press
    Number of pages496
    ISBN (Print)9780810126190
    StatePublished - 2012

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Social Sciences(all)

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    Kroeger, B. (2012). Undercover reporting: The truth about deception. Northwestern University Press.