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The mental health debate: Why stories Caro felt ‘needed exposing’ were never written

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Caroline Wilson says several stories she felt “needed exposing” in her final years as Chief Football Writer at The Age were never written because she was warned it could have a “drastic” impact on the subject’s mental health.

The veteran football writer said it was a fine line for journalists.

“I reckon I had in my last couple of years at The Age, six different stories about things players, managers or officials had done wrong – really wrong – and I felt should have been exposed where I was told if you report this, something drastic could happen,” she explained.

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