The Matrix Project is an effort to document personal factors that undermine powerful journalists’ claims of objectivity and impartiality. Are factors such as an elite education, establishment connections, personal wealth and interests in rival fields compatible with journalistic integrity?
This page looks at Times Columnist Caitlin Moran. For more information on the database click here.
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Caitlin Moran attended a state Primary School and was home-educated from the age of 11.
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Caitlin Moran has no significant professional experience in politics or business.
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Caitlin Moran is married to Guardian journalist Pete Paphides (source).
Caitlin Moran has no significant secondary establishment connections.
Salary/Indications of Wealth
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Caitlin Moran is a weekly columnist for The Times. She has authored several best-selling books and co-wrote a TV series with her sister. (source) Her salary was purported to be £250,000 per annum in 2012. (source)
As a point of reference, the Office for National Statistics list the average UK salary for 2021 as £26,193
Complaints / apologies
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Caitlin Moran has no historical publicly actionable complaints or apologies.
Caitlin Moran did not have an elite education, she married into the Establishment, she earns 10 times more than the salary of the average Briton but has no discernible secondary establishment connections, nor has she been the subject of any formal complaints or accusations of bias.
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