On the Use of Anonymous Sources


THIS PROGRAM ORIGINALLY AIRED ON MAY 23, 2017 Anonymous sources have played a big role in the flurry of reporting and rapid-fire revelations surrounding the Trump administrations and investigations into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, and possible collusion with members of the Trump campaign. During this River to River conversation, host Ben Kieffer talks with Steve Berry, who is a Pulitzer Prize winning reporter and a Professor Emeritus at the University of Iowa, as well as Kathleen Richardson, who is Dean of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Drake University about why anonymous sources are used, and how journalists should handle the information they are given from sources who wish to remain anonymous. "You need to explain to...

On the Use of Anonymous Sources

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