Quote Approval: Good Journalism Or Giving In?

Quote Approval: Good Journalism Or Giving In?

It’s a fight raging among journalists: Should politicians and other sources be allowed to see articles or approve quotes before they’re published? What do you think?

A recent New York Times article revealed that -- on the campaign trail -- many journalists agree to allow campaigns to approve quotes or see articles before publication. And this week, the Washington Post revealed that its education reporter had shared drafts with interview subjects. Some journalists are horrified, while others say it's the price of doing business in the 21st century. Kojo explores the issues and what's at stake for the public and news organizations.

Guests

Mark Jurkowitz

Associate Director, Project for Excellence in Journalism; former ombudsman of The Boston Globe.

Jeremy Peters

Political Reporter, The New York Times

Ian Traynor

European Editor, The Guardian (based in Brussels)

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