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Anonymous Source Policy

Sources may wish to have their names withheld from a particular story, and some may have valid reasons for this. The Editor-in-Chief will decide on a case- by-case basis whether anonymity may be granted to protect the source. The EIC recognizes that a high school is a very confined community of young people, and that some topics, while important to the community, may involve public embarrassment and official sanctions if names are printed. If the only way to tell an important story is to grant anonymity, the Editor-in-Chief may consider it. Once anonymity is granted, the EIC must stand behind his or her decision, whatever the pressure. This, therefore, is a weighty decision.