National Press Club

Anonymous Sourcing and Government Secrecy

March 17, 2005

About This Video

Run time: 59 minutes

Journalists talked about the state of news reporting and professional standards in journalism. They focused on granting anonymity to sources, media leaks by politicians and others, the exercise of the free media in the telecommunications marketplace, and verifying the accuracy of information. Several journalists and scholars in the audience were identified on air as they asked the panel questions.