Some sources now do email-only interviews

Washington Post: Interviews, Going the Way of the Linotype? by Howard Kurtz– Those with this demand say it helps avoid misquoting and avoids interviews where reporters play “got-cha.” Email only interviews do level the playing-field more, but most reporters will find it probably makes their job easier. For years, some sources insisted on taping the interviews. The biggest change will be that both sides could easily distribute a copy of the interview. As Jay Rosen did in this email interview with Kurtz: Howard Kurtz Sez: “The humble interview, the linchpin of journalism for centuries, is under assault.”

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