Ethnography & Journalism

The Journalist and the Ethnographer textIn my first blog post over at, I kicked off a discussion about the relationship between ethnography and journalism. I have a background in both areas.

Here’s some of what I said: “Like journalists, can we also be confidence men and women—gaining trust and betraying it? Furthermore, do we have to do that—in order to gain access to begin with, and in order to be truthful to the reality we describe? That’s the age-old question in research ethics, of course.”

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