The Fifth Estate
Episode 50: Episode 50: Glenn Thrush and The Importance of Anonymous Sources In Journalism
May 24, 2017 · 47 min
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There’s been a lot of talk about anonymous sources in journalism in the first four months of the Trump administration. The problem is, not a lot of people know precisely how they’re used and why journalists use them. Reporter Glenn Thrush of the NY Times joined Jay and Neal to talk about the subject. They ask Glenn about anonymous sources, why they’re used, the process behind cultivating them and how to deal with the pressure to reveal them.

It’s a very informative episode and some of what Glenn says will surprise you!

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