Brooke Perry Good Evening Matthew, Great contribution to this weeks discussion post! You provided educated perspectives on the required components as well as additional factors that correlate with ethical beliefs in the journalism industry. Agreeing not to attribute the information to the source and then breaking the promise has two negative consequences for journalists. Others with important information may decline to provide information off or even on the record if the reporter is not trustworthy. And second, there is at least one instance in which a person lost his job because the reporter who promised him confidentiality broke it, and the unemployed source sued the newspaper and won. Great job and thanks for sharing! Reference: Allan, Rodger. "SPJ Ethics Committee Position Papers - Society of Professional Journalists."Spj.org, 2019, www.spj.org/ethics-papers- anonymity.asp.