The use of sources and attribution in news stories is necessary and important.
In the international section of the Team Hallett blog, the CNN story is a good example of this.
The story includes four different sources.
These sources a spread throughout the story and include: the reporter who was based in Berlin. A press release from the Vatican. The archdiocese and finally, Der Spiegel magazine.
The writer's attribution is clear with phrases like "the statement added," "According to Der Spiegel magazine," and "the archdiocese has said."
The style of attribution is highly effective because it tells the reader concisely were the sourced information is coming from. Additionally, knowing that the writer is in Berlin can only serve to give the article that much more validity.