Interviewee's [consent form] for an article ?

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Subject: Interviewee's [consent form] for an article ?
Posted by:  Hen Hanna (henhan…
Date: Wed, 4 Jul 2018

Let's say a reputable writer decided to  do an article on a forgotten person (who was once a well-known scholar) for the NYTimes Magazine.

The "forgotten person" likes the idea, but he wants to  make sure that the final article is going to be favorable to him.

Would he (the subject of the article)  typically do this  by an oral promise from the writer?

Or (Since the article i'm reading appeared in the NY Times Magazine)

I'm guessing that the writer had to get a signed [consent form] before the article got publshed.

        Please comment.      ( No Off-Topic chatter ! )      HH

p.s.  i saw such a sample  [consent form] (a .doc file)  on the 'Net.

            did you see the great movie on Gary Webb?
                Was he sloppy about [consent forms] ?