Medicine and the Media: A Changing RelationshipBMJ 1995; 311 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.7003.519a (Published 19 August 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:519
- Tim Albert
Ed Nancy Ethiel Robert R McCormick Tribune Foundation, pp 106
Some of the most formative experiences of my early career as a journalist came when, as a reporter on the Tavistock Times, I failed to turn in stories because I had failed to get an interview.
On one occasion I had been sent to a subpostmaster who was retiring after 50 years. I asked him how he had enjoyed the work; he refused to answer on the grounds that he had signed the Official Secrets Act. On another occasion I had received a complaint about overcharging by a local optician; he refused to speak, on the grounds …