Sources and Secrets: A Journalist's Toolkit


Sources and Secrets reviews tips to gain sources’ trust, including insight from prize-winning journalists, and platforms available to communicate securely with sensitive sources.


What you can learn.

  • Learn how to map out sources for a beat and cultivate trusting relationships with sources
  • Get tips for protecting source identity
  • Discover options available for secure communications with sensitive sources
  • Identify encrypted platforms for secure communications

About this course:

Beat reporters are the backbone of journalism. They devote their time to one subject and dive deep into that world. Key to their success is the sources they build on that beat. This one-day seminar provides tips on how to map out sources for a beat and how to cultivate trusting relationships with sources. Discussion also includes the importance of protecting source identity and options available for secure communications with sensitive sources, such as encrypted platforms.

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