On NYT’s anonymous source policy

Editors Weblog links to an interesting radio transcript of an interview with Allan M. Siegal, the NYTimes assistant managing editor and standards editor.

People take advantage of news organizations, ours included, to float information without taking responsibility for it, and some of them think that then leaves them free to change their story later on, since no one can hold them to what they said.

Little by little, the secrets of the press drip out into the open.

By the way, Editorsweblog is getting better and better … if it’s not on your RSS feed, it oughta be.