With the technology and equipment available to journalists these days, doing undercover investigations has never been easier. Tiny hidden cameras and tape recorders that can be put in everything from eye glasses to pens are now available and easy to use. (Don't believe us? Click here.)
Journalists have pretended to be insane, lived on the streets and infiltrated prisons in the course of investigative stories. The Undercover Reporting Database brings to light the stories and techniques of pioneering muckrackers.