Reporters take pride in building what used to be called a Rolodex of sources and contacts, against the day that one of the names on their list will tip them off to something worthwhile. And the story of Christine Blasey Ford, accuser of Supreme Court justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh, certainly qualifies in that department.
But when you have both a story - and competing loyalties on which publication to give it to - how do you decide? It’s proving a curious sidebar to the landmark Kavanaugh confirmation hearings. Courtesy The Poynter Institute.