Sleeping With The Source


Will Truman

Will Truman is the Editor-in-Chief of Ordinary Times. He is also on Twitter.

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7 Responses

  1. Avatar Jaybird says:

    Were the stories good?

    Like, did she get information to the public that, otherwise, the public wouldn’t have gotten?

    Did she withhold information that other journalists decided to provide?Report

  2. Avatar Kolohe says:

    there is always a tweet. (not actually Trump edition).Report

  3. Avatar Damon says:

    Was this a real relationship or a “relationship”, and by that I mean was one of the parties getting sex for info or giving sex for info?Report

  4. Avatar PD Shaw says:

    I’m not sure what the conflict of interest is here? She’s a journalist that received information from an undisclosed source that shouldn’t have leaked it. That seems common enough, but what changes if she is sleeping with the source?Report

    • Avatar Vikram Bath in reply to PD Shaw says:

      If you have a relationship with someone in a story, that relationship generally should be disclosed even if it doesn’t change the story. If someone were to write about a family member, even if they were trying to be neutral, they’d have to mention that relationship.

      Among these reasons for this is that it creates the perception that their could be a conflict of interest in terms of relating the story and the journalist should get in front of that critique. That’s why WP discloses it’s owned by Jeff Bezos every time his name comes up.Report

  5. It’s all about ethics in political journalism.Report