“ABC’s Foley Scoop Shows Web Tips Change Media Game”

By Brian 

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“Anonymous tips sent over the Web helped ABC break the story of disgraced former Rep. Mark Foley’s graphic messages to teenage aides, proving a new model for news gathering as TV outlets embrace the Internet,” Reuters reports.

In the past, the sources who came forward “could well have been turned away at a news organization’s switchboard,” Brian Ross notes in the story…

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