Here's why you should be willing to believe anonymous sources - 2020-09-08

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F0.png Here's why you should be willing to believe anonymous sources September 8, 2020, Tom Jones, Poynter Institute

Here's why you should be willing to believe anonymous sources News organizations prefer for sources to go on the record — but often don't have a choice when sources don't want to be named for fear of retribution.

The biggest news story of the past few days was based on anonymous sources.

The Atlantic editor-in-chief Jeffrey Goldberg wrote how President Donald Trump has little regard for veterans and military members, calling them "losers" and "suckers" for getting killed in battle and/or volunteering for something bigger than their personal well-being.

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{{cite news | first = Tom | last = Jones | title = Here's why you should be willing to believe anonymous sources | url = https://www.poynter.org/newsletters/2020/heres-why-you-should-be-willing-to-believe-anonymous-sources/ | work = Poynter Institute | date = September 8, 2020 | accessdate = September 8, 2020 }}