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'Do not share entire drafts with sources': Time to rethink some rules?

Texas Observer :: Journalists have traditionally been taught never to share entire drafts with sources to avoid undue influence. But in preparing his 1,300-word story—which ran on the Washington Post’s front page on March 14 under the headline "Trying to assess learning gives colleges their own anxiety”—Daniel de Vise, a reporter for the Post, flouted journalistic convention and allowed UT officials to suggest substantive changes to a major news story about a politically charged topic.

Allowed to alter - A report by Forrest Wilder, www.texasobserver.org

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