On the Media reported on a practice in journalism known as “quote approval”– wherein reporters send quotes back to their sources after interviewing them to get the quotes approved. Bob follows up on the quote-approval story with some reaction from newspapers.
Last Monday, Jeremy W. Peters’ article on the front page of The New York Times opened up a conversation about the surprisingly common practice of ‘quote approval’ – wherein journalists send quotes back to campaign members and government officials after interviews for approval. Dan Rather called it ‘jaw-dropping.’ Bob investigates why journalists agree to the arrangement and what the press can do to push back.
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