“When she picked up her prize for journalist of the year at the British Press Awards recently, the Financial Times’ Gillian Tett claimed the accolade was a vindication for ‘the geeks’ and ‘anoraks’. The assistant editor of the Financial Times has been documenting the rise of credit derivatives banking since she was appointed in 2005 to cover the the rather unglamorous capital markets patch. But it was only after the full consequences of the risks bankers had been taking became so catastrophically apparent that Gillian Tett was promoted from ‘geek’ to luminary, regularly making appearances on TV and radio.”
TAB has launched its own campaign, ‘Thank God for Social Workers’, as a follow-up. Unfortunately, the mag’s article on the new initiative isn’t online, but Community Care deputy editor Emma Maier tells Journalism.co.uk that TAB is giving away 500 campaign badges and has also criticised the Sun’s ‘name and shame approach’.