Then, when The Daily did so, other organizations responded by doing so.
This prompted a debate on the ethics of shielding and identifying and the considerations of vulnerability, victimization and privacy that factor into decision-making on such matters.
The Poynter Institute's Kelly McBride provides an overview of the issue. She found the initial decision to conceal her identity "baffling" and suggests the episode reveals a lack of journalistic leadership in the pursuit of truth.
What do you think?