How do you manage the ethical minefields of “access journalism”?

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Election 2012 shows political sources working overtime to control their image in every media. What do you do when a source says he or she has to approve all quotes before publication? When is it not worth it to submit questions in writing? Should reporters move away from journalism that depends on access to power? How would that change the news and political dialogue?

This is part of a series of discussions to lay groundwork for a political coverage best practices guide.