Title

Use of unnamed sources drops from peak in 1960s and 1970s

Source of Publication

Newspaper Research Journal

Abstract

© 2011, SAGE Publications Ltd. All rights reserved. This content analysis of The Washington Post and The New York Times finds that the use of anonymous sources peaked in the 1960s and 1970s. The analysis also finds that contemporary journalists are more likely to explain the reason for anonymity.

Document Type

Article

First Page

6

Last Page

21

Publication Date

9-1-2011

DOI

10.1177/073953291103200402

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