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Love the news, especially @PeppGraphic. Journalist, journalism adviser/professor/researcher and news junkie. News literacy advocate and researcher. Mother of 2.
Sep 6, 2020 8 tweets 2 min read
Thread (1/1): A lot of discussion about #anonymous sources in the past few days. This is good! Those invested in #newsliteracy welcome the chance to share some insight into how/why/when anonymous sources are used. Here is how we talk about anonymity with student journalists. Why: the most important part of anonymity. 1) why would someone need anonymity vs. why someone would want anonymity. It’s important to distinguish between these. As journalists, it is vital that we can attribute information to named sources to be transparent.