Reporter Mok Reminds Friends of Era When Job Was the Goal

Reporter Mok Reminds Friends of Era When Job Was the Goal

by: Ed Wallace | publication date: March 16, 1961 | Publication: New York World-Telegram and Sun | pages: 3

Michael Mok came to the World-Telegram two years ago and has spent much of his time chafing impatiently for just the type of assignment which sent him into the psychiatric wards of Kings County Hospital. As a young reporter in love with his work, he reminds other staff members of a past and colorful era when the job was never regarded as a steppingstone, but as a goal. Mr. Mok is a newspaper man by inclination and choice, and the one way to make him furious is to ask: "I know you're a reporter - but do you also do serious writing?"

A short profile on Michael Mok, the World-Telegram reporter who spent eight days in Kings County Hospital's psychiatric ward to report on the conditions there.

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