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Anonymity versus credibility, what do you pick?
What is the cost of anonymity in our daily press. Anonymity can benefit readers. Sources often require confidentiality to disclose corruption etc. Stories can be enriched with information from sources who would suffer retribution if identified...but are those stories hold any credibility?
If a whistle blower, then anonymity is the key, much better, as you say, to avoid retribution if identified. The stories can hold credibility if situations are identified to be true and factual.
In my mind, there is a huge difference between an unidentified source and a "credible" source. If you have problems with that comparison, contact Dan Rather, he can explain it to you. The crediblity of your sources ultimately determine your personal credibility or the credibilty of the organization that you work for in reporting the information. In many ways, credibility is everything and must be guarded as the gold in Ft. Knox. WB
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