Sources

Winter 1999 – Spring 2000: Sources Introduction

By Sources December 15, 1999

In the spring of 1999, Nieman Curator Bill Kovach opened the second Watchdog Journalism Conference by voicing concern about the possible consequences of shifting relationships among sources and journalists. He said, “This year, the Clinton/Lewinsky story has highlighted the extraordinary … Read more

1999: When Reporters are Shut Out By Sources

Sources December 15, 1999

[This article originally appeared in the Fall 1999 issue of Nieman Reports.] What happens when reporters are shut out by sources whom they believe are necessary to report a story? Several journalists at the Watchdog Conference argued that reporters often … Read more

1999: Reporters’ Relationships With Sources

Sources December 15, 1999

[This article originally appeared in the Fall 1999 issue of Nieman Reports.] No topic consumed as much of the conversation at the Watchdog Journalism Conference [May 15, 1999 at Harvard University] as that of reporters’ relationships with sources. How are … Read more