Saturday, July 30, 2005

Why Do Reporters Reject On-the-record Interview?

Hugh Hewitt has received a couple requests for interviews recently because he worked with Supreme Court nominee John Roberts. According to Hewitt, he agreed to do the interviews if the reporters would conduct the interview on his radio program. The reporters declined. Having the interview on the radio would enable anyone to compare the actual interview with what the reporter writes later. Though the reporters may have journalistic reasons to refuse, it is still "interesting to note that the Post [ed. note: one of the papers requesting an interview] is willing to use sources that insist on anonymity, but not sources that demand transparency".


Post a Comment

<< Home