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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

The New York Times publishes the best reason yet for not naming a source

Posted By on 02.25.15 at 01:30 PM

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The New York Times may have finally settled the debate over when it's OK to use anonymous sources. Times policy: only when the source has a good enough reason.

But what's a good enough reason? The Times just made that clear.

Wrote James Barron in Wednesday's New York edition, reporting on results of a restroom restoration project at midtown's Port Authority bus terminal:

A second person who checked out the women's restroom—and who asked not to be identified because she has always wanted to be an anonymous source—reported her findings by email: "Black shiny granite-y sink. Arched faucets by Sloan. Tasteful slate gray and powder gray tiles."

Works for me.

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