Journalists such as Cathica Santini Khadeni and Suki Macrae Cantrell would get infospike technology inserted into their brains, enabling them to use the Spike Rooms to collect information about the Empire.
Adam Mitchell had one of these operations from a Nurse on Floor 16. He misused the spike, and the Editor read his thoughts about the Ninth Doctor and Rose Tyler from Floor 500. Cathica immediately realised what was going on and rushed to the nearest Spike Room to override Adam's thoughts, blocking the Editor. (TV: The Long Game)