by Project for Excellence in Journalism
As news the number of news outlets grows, they are chasing a static number of sources. This means sources are gaining leverage over the journalists who cover them. Sources are setting the terms of interacting with the press.
Considering this new reality, journalists need to be even more mindful of manipulative agendas and gaps in their stories.
What is your sources agenda?
How is it distorting your understanding of the story?
What other potential sources can you tap to minimize the distortion and corroborate your understanding of what the story means in a broader context.