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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
  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:  Litho, P. K. (2013, June 3). Revealing Sources will Kill Investigative Journalism. Retrieved August 30, 2013, from The Monitor:  Snyder, M. T. (2011 , December 21). First Admendment Under Attack. Retrieved September 2, 2013, from Lewis Rockwell:  Warner, J. (2003, July 19). Journalists Don't Reveal their Sources. Accept it. Retrieved August 30, 2013, from The Independent: warner-journalists-dont-reveal-their-sources-accept-it587289.html
  16. 16. BY NAMBA Orcutt Academy High School Frosh Core Date