In RJI Fellow Melba Newsome’s (a North Carolina editor) latest post, she talks about the importance of tracking the sourcing and how it can help keep newsrooms accountable. Without tracking, it becomes easy to not do it. She shares examples of what a few newsroom partners she’s working with are doing.
North Carolina Health News has inserted a question in the standard story template asking reporters to list their sources and identify them by race/ethnicity, age, gender, pronouns/ gender identity, political party, geographic location, income and disability. Editor and founder Rose Hoban says that some reporters are better than others at completing the data but she believes it’s a worthwhile endeavor.