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In articles of substantive reporting, use anonymous sources?


The use of anonymous sources continues to raise issues within journalistic circles.

Given our recent post on the importance of substantive reporting at the scholastic media level, we find this article, Are you really willing to go to jail over your anonymous source? by Poynter’s Kelly McBride interesting and full of important discussion points for scholastic classrooms.

Given the need for more such reporting on teen-related issues, it should bring valuable discussion. Let us know how the discussions went.

For more information on the use of anonymous sources and disclosing sources, go to:

• Use anonymous sources with care
• Welcome to the sausage factory
• Anonymous sourcing

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