Review, Undercover Reporting

REVIEW: American Journalism: Deception for Journalism’s Sake: the Undercover Reporting Database

March 20, 2019

American Journalism

Fall 2018, pp. 523-524

By Samantha Peko, University of Ohio, Athens

To cite this article:



  1. Samantha Peko (2018) Deception for Journalism’s Sake: A Database, American Journalism, 35:4, 523-524, DOI: 10.1080/08821127.2018.1529500



Deception for Journalism’s Sake: A Database is a spectacular find for journalism historians. The database, maintained by Professor Brooke Kroeger in collaboration with New York University libraries, contains original articles by undercover reporters, showcasing two centuries’ worth of investigative reports. The work of journalists who worked in sweatshops, feigned insanity, and even visited so-called “witches” to expose misconduct has been captured and preserved. However, the database remains relatively unknown to most journalism scholars.