From her own experience working as a reporter in RTE, Jennifer O'Connell believes the Prime Time Investigates fiasco over Fr Reynolds was an accident waiting to happen.
In 2004, I landed a job in RTE as a journalist in news and current affairs. Before I was let loose with a microphone, I was - like all new recruits, regardless of their level of experience - required to take part in a mandatory two-week training programme. It covered the skills needed to conduct interviews for broadcast and to create engaging reports.
However, a good chunk of our time was also spent dealing with issues...
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