What happened to anonymity? | AspenTimes.com

What happened to anonymity?

I thought a source’s anonymity was sacred in the world of newspaper journalism? Reporters have been imprisoned for refusing to reveal their sources.

The Aspen Times, however, does not adhere to that journalistic standard, and as a result a valuable Snowmass Village employee has lost her job. An editorial apology doesn’t go very far toward making a mortgage payment, a car payment or otherwise meeting living expenses. Way to go! I think the reporter who revealed her identity should be in the unemployment line right beside her.

At a time when journalistic integrity is under fire throughout the country, I would think the Aspen Times would be particularly sensitive to such a blunder.

Casey Fleming


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