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True Story, by Michael Finkel, Chatto & Windus, €23.

14th May, 2005

True Story, by Michael Finkel, Chatto & Windus, €23.

Campaigning journalist John Pilger has written of his early journalistic training in Sydney, where use of the passive voice (‘it is believed' or ‘it is understood') was banned and unnamed ‘sources' were similarly frowned upon.

American print journalism also has a proud tradition. All the revelations of the most famous newspaper source of all, Deep Throat, were independently verified by Washington Post reporters...

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