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Journalism 101: How to Interview Sensitive Sources With Tips From the Legendary Bob Woodward

Written by the MasterClass staff

Last updated: Sep 29, 2021 • 7 min read

In the course of reporting, an investigative journalist may need to interview sensitive sources or anonymous sources to glean the most accurate information. These sources—such as the famed Deep Throat in Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein’s* Washington Post* Watergate reporting—must be treated delicately without ever compromising integrity.