Ok, more seriously, this full disclosure stuff is going to get really exciting if carried to its logical conclusion. I just listened to an NPR report on the Bragg story while walking Cosmo (another largely uncredited contributor to my columns. Let’s just see him get Howie Kurtz on the phone to rat me out). Of course, NPR had to reveal that many of its stories feature interviews not conducted by the reporters who deliver them on air. A pointy-head from the Poynter Institute suggested that reporters should work from a simple rule: put yourself in the position of the news consumer. What would they want to know?
I think this is a pretty good rule of thumb. But ultimately editors and managers will still have to decide because there will always be judgement calls to be made and policies to set.