Online Article: Covering Whistleblowers: 6 Tips for Journalists

To help newsrooms fine-tune their strategies for covering this scandal — and whistleblowing complaints that are sure to come forward, both locally and nationally, in the future — we asked for advice from veteran journalists, journalism faculty and scholars who study whistleblowing behavior. We also turned to advocacy organizations that work to protect and defend whistleblowers.

Here are six tips we put together, based on their collective insights.

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Document type Archived web content
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  • English
Topics Anti-corruption
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  • Global
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Author (individual) Denise-Marie Ordway
Publication place Cambridge
Publisher Journalist’s Resource
Publication date 2019
Pagination Online article
Keywords Whistleblower,Journalists,Strategy,Leakers,Protection
Date uploaded August 16, 2020, 22:33 (UTC)
Date modified August 16, 2020, 22:34 (UTC)