Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Gregory C. Lisby - Committee Chair
Ann Williams - Committee Member
Barry Hollander - Committee Member
Carrie Packwood Freeman - Committee Member
Leonard Teel - Committee Member
This dissertation reviews the history and discourse of the debate regarding the use of unnamed sources in journalism. A quantitative and qualitative content analysis explores how the use of anonymous sources has changed over the years. The ethics justifying their use are examined through the lens of utilitarianism. The author offers guidelines for their future use.
Duffy, Matt J., "Unnamed Sources: A Longitudinal Review of the Practice and its Merits" (2010). Communication Dissertations. Paper 19.