Bob Woodward talks about his use of anonymous sources for his reporting

Using anonymous sources has always been a controversial practice in journalism for many generations.

In an interview with the New York Times’ podcast The Daily, Bob Woodward, who has been breaking important stories for nearly 50 years in Washington, talks about his use of anonymous sources for his reporting. Bob Woodward on Trump, Nixon and Anonymity – The New York Times

The central message: If you don’t use anonymous sources, you don’t get important sources.

This interview is well worth listening to.

 

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