WHO, in today’s world of openness and lack of privacy, deserves anonymity? Rape victims? Of course. Children who have been victims of crimes or are vulnerable witnesses? Again, of course. But PR officials?
When British journalism has become home to a near constant navel-gazing exercise on re-establishing trust, we may need to look far deeper at how we write and present ‘news’.
None of us can deny that the use of media releases is pervasive, nor are we likely to see any turn away from that anytime soon.
And when we need a reaction to news, we turn to our former colleagues-turned-spokesperson for assistance.