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Call the restaurant management and let them know that you are going to be dining there. You could shore up your review with an interview, and journalists must always reveal their identity to sources.
Dine at the restaurant without alerting management. You would not want to get special treatment before your review runs in the newspaper.
Take the listing down. The newspaper often reports on religious issues and your affiliation could jeopardize its neutrality.
Keep the listing up. Sharing your religious beliefs is important to you and doesn’t interfere with your duties at the newspaper.
Accept. Your publication has no right telling you whom you can be friends with.
Decline. You explain to the source that such a friendship could create the perception of bias.
Refuse. The newspaper is not an arm of the government, and it is not your job to help law enforcement.
Agree. It is your duty as a citizen to help police investigate criminal activity. Your camera might have important information that could bring a dangerous person to justice.
Agree to go “off the record.” The source says she has pertinent information and you doubt that you can retrieve the information elsewhere. You will be sure to print the information anonymously.
Decline the information. “Off the record” talk usually brings with it all sorts of legal problems.
Find a polite way to say “tough luck.” The source knew you were a reporter and that you were working on a story.
Compromise with the source by saying you will e-mail the quotes to the public relations liaison to look over prior to publication.
Allow it. You can charge extra for the premium placement and use those funds to help support other endeavors for the newspaper staff.
Deny it. The front page of the newspaper should be reserved for editorial content alone.
Ask the student for permission and, if granted, use the photo in your publication.
Avoid using the photograph.
Leave the source out of your story.
Agree to make up the quotes based on your memory, but insist that the source look them over before publishing them.