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Undercover Reporting: The Truth About Deception
by Brooke Kroeger
foreword by Pete Hamill
Northwestern University Press, 2012
Paper: 978-0-8101-2619-0 | eISBN: 978-0-8101-6351-5
Library of Congress Classification PN4888.I56K76 2012
Dewey Decimal Classification 070.430973

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ABOUT THIS BOOK

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.



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