Cover-Ups

Friday, April 19, 2013

Transcript

Should reporters lie or misrepresent themselves in order to get an important story? Undercover reporting has long been an effective, exciting and, some would argue, necessary journalistic tool. But at a time when the public's trust in the press is waning, can journalists afford to lie? In a story that originally aired in 2008, Brooke talks with undercover reporters and their critics.

 

Clive Carroll and John Renbourn - Robert's Sermon

Hosted by:

Brooke Gladstone

Comments [4]

Peter Theis from northern Illinois

Great show. Keep it up. But where doI look for theopposing argument in the gene patenting case aired today on WPR.

Thank you

May. 05 2013 04:50 PM
Francisco from Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

Sorry, I was in such a rush when I wrote my previous comment I didn't realise that I hadn't linked to the episode:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/audio/2013/apr/19/media-talk-bbc-panorama

Apr. 23 2013 11:42 AM
Francisco from Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

For us Brits, this piece is quite timely as, in the past week or so, we've had our own undercover controversy:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01rvpv9
http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/series/mediatalk

Apr. 22 2013 12:10 AM

Makes me wish I still worked in a newsroom where we could discuss this show at length, the interplay of ideas and viewpoints, and values... But also makes me sigh because I never once worked in a newsroom where anybody cared to discuss these sorts of things...

Apr. 21 2013 10:51 PM

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