Anonymous Sources


  1. The Eagle Eye discourages the use of anonymous sources except when the story cannot otherwise be done.
  2. Certain circumstances may call for the use of anonymous sources, like when naming the the source will cause him/her to suffer retribution from an employer, or family, friends or acquaintances or when the source may face physical harm if named. 
  3. All efforts will be made to have every source be "on the record."
  4. Student reporters will consider a source's motives and consult with editors before promising anonymity.
  5. Student reporters will protect a source's anonymity and will not reveal their identity to other students, faculty, administration or community members. 

Last modified: Monday, April 10, 2017, 7:26 PM