27 Aug, 2010
Informed reporting, with named sources
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The New York Times provides an extremely detailed account of the acrimony between BP and U.S. officials as they battled to plug the Gulf oil spill. The article offers specific information about what happened including embarrassing confrontations between the individuals involved. The report is notable for the lack of one thing — unnamed sources. All of the information is attributed to named officials including top BP officials and even the Secretary of the Interior, Ken Salazar. Evidence that anonymous sourcing and informative reporting are not necessarily synonymous.