MPR News with Kerri Miller
MPR News with Kerri Miller

How to assess a journalist's use of anonymous sources

July 11, 201752 min
President Trump and his administration have complained about leakers, and condemned the use of anonymous sources. President Obama prosecuted suspected leakers. But what has the use of anonymous sources in journalism traditionally been? Host Kerri Miller spoke to Dana Priest of the Washington Post, Barton Gellman, a journalist and fellow at the Century Foundation and Mei-Ling Hopgood, an associate professor of Journalism at the Medill School at Northwestern.

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