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# Teacher: Journalists who conceal the identity of the sources

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04 Jan 2004, 20:37
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Teacher: Journalists who conceal the identity of the sources they quote stake their professional reputations on what may be called the logic of anecdotes. This is so because the statements reported by such journalists are dissociated from the precise circumstances in which they were made and thus will be accepted for publication only if the statements are high in plausibility or originality or interest to a given audience ┬иC precisely the properties of a good anecdote.

Student: But what you are saying, then, is that the journalist need not bother with sources in the first place. Surely, any reasonably resourceful journalist can invent plausible, original. or interesting stories faster than they can be obtained from unidentified sources.

17. The student's response contains which one of the following reasoning flaws?

(A) confusing a marginal journalistic practice with the primary work done by journalists

(B) ignoring the possibility that the teacher regards as a prerequisite for the publication of an unattributed statement that the statement have actually been made

(C) confusing the characteristics of reported statements with the characteristics of the situations in which the statements were made

(D) judging the merits of the teacher's position solely by the most extreme case to which the position applies

(E) falsely concluding that if three criteria, met jointly, assure an outcome, then each criterion, met individually, also assures that outcome

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05 Jan 2004, 00:34
anandnk wrote:
Teacher: Journalists who conceal the identity of the sources they quote stake their professional reputations on what may be called the logic of anecdotes. This is so because the statements reported by such journalists are dissociated from the precise circumstances in which they were made and thus will be accepted for publication only if the statements are high in plausibility or originality or interest to a given audience ┬иC precisely the properties of a good anecdote.

Student: But what you are saying, then, is that the journalist need not bother with sources in the first place. Surely, any reasonably resourceful journalist can invent plausible, original. or interesting stories faster than they can be obtained from unidentified sources.

17. The student's response contains which one of the following reasoning flaws?

(A) confusing a marginal journalistic practice with the primary work done by journalists

(B) ignoring the possibility that the teacher regards as a prerequisite for the publication of an unattributed statement that the statement have actually been made

(C) confusing the characteristics of reported statements with the characteristics of the situations in which the statements were made

(D) judging the merits of the teacher's position solely by the most extreme case to which the position applies

(E) falsely concluding that if three criteria, met jointly, assure an outcome, then each criterion, met individually, also assures that outcome

B is best.... it is certainly a possibility that the teacher requires the statement to be made before it can be considered for publication.

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05 Jan 2004, 07:28
What is the meaning of the sentence B.
is it that

A statement needs certain prerequisits before it can be published and those published statements would have complied with these prerequisits if they were from reputed journalists. Students does not consider this as the possibility.
Then it is the prefect answer indeed.

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11 Apr 2016, 04:14
I choose option B, i think it is the most suitable option.

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02 Dec 2016, 21:08
i don't quite get the meaning of B can u explain it for me please?
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