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Kroeger, Brooke, 1949-
Undercover reporting : the truth about deception / Brooke Kroeger ; foreword by Pete Hamill
Evanston, Ill. : Medill School of Journalism/Northwestern University Press, 2012
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 4th Floor  PN4888.I56 K76 2012    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Investigative reporting -- United States -- History
Reporters and reporting -- United States -- History
Journalism -- Social aspects -- United States -- History
Journalistic ethics -- United States -- History
Physical Description xx, 496 p. ; 21 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 409-470) and index
Contents Introduction -- Reporting slavery -- Virtual enslavement -- Predators -- Hard labor, hard luck, part one -- Of Jack London and Upton Sinclair -- Hard labor, hard luck, part two -- The color factor -- Undercover under fire -- Sinclair's legatees -- Hard time -- Crusaders and zealots -- Watchdog -- Mirage -- Turkmenistan and beyond
Summary "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. Undercover Reporting serves as a rallying call for an endangered aspect of the journalistic endeavor."--p. [4] of cover
NOTE 520704
Series Visions of the American press

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