The weekly editor whose paper was scooped by the nationals over the Rotherham child abuse scandal has defended its coverage of the story.
Andrew Mosley, editor of the Rotherham Advertiser, took part in a panel discussion today with the journalist who scooped him – Andrew Norfolk of The Times.
But he denied having felt a sense of “shame” over not having broken the story saying that the paper had published over 40 previous stories on the grooming of young girls in the town.
and from September:
‘We didn’t miss child abuse scandal’ says weekly editor.
The editor of the main weekly newspaper in Rotherham has denied “missing” the child abuse scandal in the town exposed by a national newspaper last month.
“First of all, we didn’t miss the ‘Rotherham child sexual exploitation’ story. It wasn’t something we didn’t spot on a council agenda or that was discussed in a meeting that we couldn’t attend due to lack of staff.