Why Surreptitiousness Works

Kroeger, Brooke
April 2012
Journal of Magazine & New Media Research;Spring2012, Vol. 13 Issue 1, p1
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the benefits of undercover reporting in journalism. It relates the achievement of reporters Anne Hull and Dana Priest in 2007, revealing the worst conditions at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C, by their surreptitious works. It says that getting undercovered is an essential tool in journalism to create awareness, to correct thoughts, and provoke indignations. However, improper use of the method may cause embarrassment and destruction.


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