Journalist Richard Peppiatt Admits Posing as College Student

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In a panel on ethics at Goldsmiths, Richard Peppiatt, the reporter who revealed fabricating stories in his resignation letter from the Daily Star, told the panel that he also pretended to be a Goldsmiths university student so he could “shadow” Princess Beatrice for reports in the Sun, reported East London Lines.

Also at the panel, Guardian columnist Roy Greenslade suggested that UK newspapers adopt the “licence fee model by which the BBC is publicly funded.”

And, former BBC editor, Kevin Marsh, slammed the UK Press Complaints Commission, an independent media watchdog.  Marsh called the PCC “A watchdog not only without teeth, but without jaws.”

Read more about the panel discussion here.


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Journalist Richard Peppiatt Admits Posing as College Student

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