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Connie St Louis, the woman who brought down Sir Tim Hunt, faces questions over her CV. Where’s the media coverage?

28 June 2015

5:53 PM

28 June 2015

5:53 PM

Connie St Louis, director of City University’s Science Journalism MA, is the woman who brought Sir Tim Hunt’s career crashing down in flames by tweeting out allegedly sexist remarks that the Nobel Prize winner made at a conference in Seoul.

There’s been one hell of a row about what he actually said, but now fresh questions have arisen – and they involve Ms St Louis, not Sir Tim.

Investigative reporter Guy Adams, writing in yesterday’s Mail, has taken a long, hard look at her CV – and is puzzled by claims he found on City’s website that ‘she presents and produces a range of programmes for BBC Radio 4 and BBC World Service . . . She writes for numerous outlets, including The Independent, Daily Mail, The Guardian, The Sunday Times, BBC On Air magazine and BBC Online’.

You can read his investigation here, on the Mail site. But, as of midday on Sunday, I couldn’t find any evidence that the Guardian/Observer and the BBC were pursuing what, in my opinion, is a big story. Maybe they’ll get round to it…


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