Personal achievements or experiences that might be newsworthy
Friends’ achievements or challenges
Problems where people don’t get the help they need
Misuse of power by people in positions of authority
Documents that demonstrate wrongdoing or something of public interest
Good news stories!
The more information you can share, including contact information where available, the easier it’ll be for us to follow up.
More about confidential news tips
Use the form above to reach us quickly and easily.
If you have information to share with Cabin Radio – and have reason to believe someone might spy on your attempts to talk with us – we offer several ways to confidentially provide materials to our newsroom team without your employer or other people finding out who you are.
No communications system is completely secure, but there are tools that can help to protect your anonymity when you get in touch with us. Check out the options below.
What makes a good tip?
This guidance comes from the New York Times. The same applies to news tips we receive at Cabin Radio.
A strong news tip will have several components.
Documentation or evidence is essential. Speculating or having a hunch does not rise to the level of a tip.
A good news tip should articulate a clear and understandable issue or problem with real-world consequences. Be specific.
Finally, a news tip should be newsworthy. While we agree it is unfair that your neighbour is stealing cable, we would not write a story about it.
Examples of good tips include:
Here is evidence that this government representative is breaking the law.
Here is proof that this company is conducting itself unethically.
Cabin Radio regularly reviews messages and tries to provide an individual response to each one.
WhatsApp is a free messaging app owned by Meta that allows full end-to-end encryption. Only the sender and recipient can read messages, photos, videos, voice messages, documents and calls.
Though you can limit some account information shared with Meta, WhatsApp still keeps records of the phone numbers involved in the exchange and the users’ metadata, including timestamps on messages.