Anonymous Sources and Their Consequences

General McRaney discussed being both a named and unnamed source as a spokesman for the Air Force. Professor Wearden referred to research studies… read more

General McRaney discussed being both a named and unnamed source as a spokesman for the Air Force. Professor Wearden referred to research studies dealing with percentages of anonymous sources used and their credibility. Prichard pointed out that there are some stories that cannot be done without anonymous sources. Schmidt addressed the legal issues of anonymous sources. He maintained that reporters are too quick to accept demands for anonymity by sources. Thompson stated that reporters need to tell their superiors who their sources are. Nelson pointed out that sources have good reasons for not wanting to be identified. He disagreed with Thompson’s statement that reporters should tell their editor an annonymous source’s name. close

Report Video Issue

People in this video

  • Michael McRaney Spokesman U.S. Air Force->Office of the Secretary
  • Jack Nelson Chief Correspondent Los Angeles Times->Washington Bureau
More People

Hosting Organization

More information about

Anonymous Sources and Their Consequences

80 Views
Program ID:
8724-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Forum
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Aug 14, 1989 | 6:22pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
Last Aired:
Aug 19, 1989 | 10:32pm EDT | C-SPAN 1

Airing Details

  • Aug 14, 1989 | 6:22pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 15, 1989 | 3:07am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 15, 1989 | 3:54pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 19, 1989 | 10:59am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 19, 1989 | 10:32pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
Purchase a Download

Anonymous Sources and Their Consequences

  • MP3 audio - Standard
    Price:
    $0.99