The transcripts of the official inquiry into the culture, practices and ethics of the press. More…

I think it's -- as a -- as a crime reporter, it's not just what you are told and print which makes an impression on police officers, it's what you were told and don't print, and that's a sign of trust.

Obviously the normal human traits of integrity and honesty are important. What I have discovered over the last 18, 19 years is that in the Police Service nationally, a lot of -- word gets around quite quickly if you are perceived to be a good journalist -- someone who can be trusted -- and obviously the opposite applies too.

So what I'm saying is if you get a reputation for being someone who's unprofessional, word gets round quickly and your career may not progress.

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