Sharing information with a reporteris not a risk free act. There is a range of potential consequences for subjects and sources. The Canadian Association of Journalists ethics committee considered if interview subjects can really give consent without a chat about the consequences of their interview. 

 

Tamara Baluja is an award-winning journalist with CBC Vancouver and the 2018 Michener-Deacon fellow for journalism education. She was the associate editor for J-Source from 2013-2014.