In the wake of ‘leaving Goldman Sachs,’ it’s asked: Are anonymous sources necessary?
Mark Coddington rounds up discussion surrounding the use of anonymous sources in the wake of the New York Times op-ed about a Goldman Sachs employee's very public resignation.
In the wake of the now-viral op-ed in The New York Times, Why I am leaving Goldman Sachs, the Wall Street Journal published a rebuttal from numerous unnamed employees at the company. Jay Rosen expressed disbelief at the fact even a spokeswoman, whose job it is to represent the company, was not named. The Journal expressed to Rosen that the spokeswoman's comment was on-the-record, but they chose not to name her.[node:ad]
Mark Coddington, a Nieman Lab contributor and graduate student of journalism, Storified a discussion that took place on Twitter surrounding the whole ordeal that delved into the deeper issues surrounding using anonymous sources in general. Check it out here.