Friday, June 18, 2004

USA Today cracks down on anonymous sources

Via our good friend Romenesko, this excellent news from Editor and Publisher:

Previously, reporters wishing to use a confidential or anonymous source had to inform his or her direct supervisor of the person's identity. Now, one of the paper's five managing editors or a higher ranking editor will have to sign off on the use of each unnamed source, Paulson said.

This is excellent news for USA Today, their readers and American journalism.

Let there be an end to the pernicious practice of anonymous sources.

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