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SHOULD
JOURNALISTS
REVEAL
SOURCES?

By Namba
Orcutt
Academy High
School
Frosh Core
THINK
ABOUT
IT.
How do
you
think

journalists
get their
information
Image
provided by
freedigitali
mages.com
DO THESE TERMS RING A BELL?

Whistleblower
Shield Laws
Votes
Journalists are just
being too sensitive…

I guess not since I don't
know what they are
Votes

No, we could survive
...
In a way, by
revealing
sources, peop
le will feel
more
comfortable
that they
know where
their news
come from.

But on the
...
At this moment, there
are people who are
afraid to come out and
say what wrongdoings
they have seen.
DOES IT MATTER THAT JOURNALISTS
DON’T REVEAL SOURCES?
Revealing sources

Yes
No
I don’t
care
They
don't?
The situations vary:
But!!
Being able to hide
under an alias
enables these people
to feel safe telling
reporters what had
happened
Without this “safety
blanket,” imagine how
many people would
be able to walk away
without anyone
knowing of their
crimes
Take this away, and
soon no one would
want coverage
A single person can change a
whole case
“Anonymity is one of my
favorite things… You’re
completely invisible and
I find that very
liberating”
-Ani DiFranco
WORKS CITED
 SPJ: Code of Ethnics. (2013). Retrieved August 31 , 2013, from
Society of Professional Journalists: http://w...
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  1. 1. SHOULD JOURNALISTS REVEAL SOURCES? By Namba Orcutt Academy High School Frosh Core
  2. 2. THINK ABOUT IT. How do you think journalists get their information Image provided by freedigitali mages.com
  3. 3. DO THESE TERMS RING A BELL? Whistleblower Shield Laws
  4. 4. Votes Journalists are just being too sensitive… I guess not since I don't know what they are Votes No, we could survive without them Yes, the news today would be very vague 0 5 10 15
  5. 5. In a way, by revealing sources, peop le will feel more comfortable that they know where their news come from. But on the other hand, by keeping their sources secret, the free flow of information will remain in tact and protect anonymous sources
  6. 6. At this moment, there are people who are afraid to come out and say what wrongdoings they have seen.
  7. 7. DOES IT MATTER THAT JOURNALISTS DON’T REVEAL SOURCES? Revealing sources Yes No I don’t care They don't?
  8. 8. The situations vary:
  9. 9. But!!
  10. 10. Being able to hide under an alias enables these people to feel safe telling reporters what had happened
  11. 11. Without this “safety blanket,” imagine how many people would be able to walk away without anyone knowing of their crimes
  12. 12. Take this away, and soon no one would want coverage
  13. 13. A single person can change a whole case
  14. 14. “Anonymity is one of my favorite things… You’re completely invisible and I find that very liberating” -Ani DiFranco
  15. 15. WORKS CITED  SPJ: Code of Ethnics. (2013). Retrieved August 31 , 2013, from Society of Professional Journalists: http://www.spj.org  Litho, P. K. (2013, June 3). Revealing Sources will Kill Investigative Journalism. Retrieved August 30, 2013, from The Monitor: http://www.monitor.co.ug  Snyder, M. T. (2011 , December 21). First Admendment Under Attack. Retrieved September 2, 2013, from Lewis Rockwell: http://archive.lewrockwell.com  Warner, J. (2003, July 19). Journalists Don't Reveal their Sources. Accept it. Retrieved August 30, 2013, from The Independent: http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/commentators/jeremy warner-journalists-dont-reveal-their-sources-accept-it587289.html
  16. 16. BY NAMBA Orcutt Academy High School Frosh Core Date
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