“Bob spoke with us on condition of anonymity as he was not authorised to speak to the media.”
How often have you read that line? It’s a common technique for many journalists who have not managed to get everything they wanted on the record. While some journalists avoid this approach, many readers actually respond well to it – it adds a sort of mystery and intrigue to the piece.
But this isn’t about journalists; this is about Bob. Why has Bob spoken with the media when his company policy instructed him not to?Not authorised to speak to the media