Journalist looking for “squeezed middle” case studies

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  • #57255
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    Anonymous
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    A journalist friend of mine is doing a piece for BBC radio on the “squeezed middle”, that is people who have had to cut costs and make sacrifices, including, perhaps, selling a holiday home in Spain that they enjoyed when times were better.

    As she says:

    “I am looking for people willing to talk about how the economic downturn has forced them into making choices. Obviously I hope that your Forum might have some investors, or simply people who love holidaying in Spain who may have had to choose to bail out of their holdings in that country.

    Whether they feel bitter about these choices, or positive about them (we’ll go camping instead), I would be interested to speak to them.

    I am hoping for a programme in which the subjects are allowed airtime and a sympathetic ear in order to tell a Radio audience just it how it is.

    As its radio, doesn’t matter where they are contacting you from.”

    Send me a PM if you can help

    Mark

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    may have had to choose to bail out of their holdings in that country.
    Bet there are a lot who wish they could :mrgreen:

  • #115021
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    I have a lifetime rule that has helped me survive in this world. It is NEVER UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES TALK TO JOURNALISTS. 👿

  • #115037
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    @logan wrote:

    I have a lifetime rule that has helped me survive in this world. It is NEVER UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES TALK TO JOURNALISTS. 👿

    But if everyone followed that rule, we would all be worse off for it.

  • #115040
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    Only politicians and someone with axes to grind need talk to journalists. The rest of us risk too much. 🙁

    In the real world, nothing happens at the right place at the right time. It is the job of journalists and historians to correct that.
    Mark Twain.

  • #115042
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    I think John Wick was right to talk to Telegraph journalists regarding the MPs expenses scandal. And I can probably come up with a few more examples. Unfortunately democracy has reached such a low that we rely on the press to hold our politicians to account. However I agree with Logan’s sentiment that talking to journalists should be a last resort – only if you are acting as a whistleblower, they are paying you significant money, or you somehow crave media attention regardless of whether it is good or bad (and let’s face it, it’s the bad stuff that sells).

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