Defining and Analyzing Journalistic Deception

Deni Elliott, Charles Culver
1992 Journal of Mass Media Ethics  
qMany journalists, readers and scholars exhibit confusion concerning the nature and justification of deception. In this article, we clarify those acts that should count as deception. Before discussing if any cases of deception can be construed as morally justified, we clarify which investigative, interrogative, and information-giving techniques are deceptive on their face. We also bracket borderline cases.
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