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Professor Brogan on Protecting Undercover Journalists

by John Cannan on 2024-04-02T10:22:00-04:00 in Freedom of the Press | 0 Comments

Undercover journalism can be crucial toward uncovering wrongs when traditional methods of investigative reporting fall short. Despite its merit, such journalism can subject reporters to legal consequences. Professor Doris DelTosto Brogan, in her article, Truth, Lies, and Spelunking: Protecting the Investigative Reporters We Send into the Cave, 102 Or. L. Rev. 163 (2023), proposes protections for important undercover journalism, in specific circumstances, protecting journalists from minor wrongdoings like invasion of privacy or fraud, when there would be no other harm.

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