BBC business editor Robert Peston in roundly defending his reporting over the credit crisis made a case for older, experienced reporters who are something of a rarity in modern journalism. Peston, speaking at the Society of Editors' conference in Bristol, said: "I am 48 years old and still doing proper reporting." He added that his background in covering banking at the Investors Chronicle, the City for the Sunday Telegraph and finance and politics at the Financial Times meant he was the "right bloke in the right place" when the credit crunch story broke.
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