February 18, 1998

Sources and Attribution for All Reporting

Percent of All Attributions
2 or More Named Sources 1%
1 Named Source 25%
2 or More Anonymous Sources 13%
1 Anonymous Source 8%
Attrib. to Other Media 8%
Journalist Analysis 23%
Journalist Punditry 18%

Only 1% of all the stories PEJ examined during the Clinton-Lewinsky saga used two or more named sources. Stories featured only one anonymous source 8% of the time.