George Brock

I’m Professor of Journalism (part-time) at City University London and started there in 2009 (Head of Journalism 2009-14). I consult for and advise media companies. I previously worked as a writer and editor for The Times (of London) for more than 20 years and before that as a reporter for The Observer. I have been on the board of the International Press Institute and the World Editors Forum. I’m a trustee of the Bureau of Investigative Journalism and member of the editorial advisory committee of The Conversation UK. More career details here.

I’m the author of Out of Print: Newspaper, Journalism and the Business of News in the Digital Age (Kogan Page, 2013) and The Right To B Forgotten: Privacy and Media in the Digital Age (RISJ/I B Tauris, 2016).

This blog hopes to carry opinions, links, discussions, reflections and comments about journalism at a moment when changes in technology have brought it to an inflection point. Anyone looking for a general summary of my outlook and views of what journalism is and should be can start here.

I’m on  Twitter (@georgeprof), LinkedIn and Slideshare (georgeprof). Posts from this blog go automatically to Twitter and to a Facebook page.

Information on City University’s Graduate School of Journalism here.

Grateful thanks for help with this blog go to Chris Brauer, Marcus Gilroy-Ware, Nick Henebry and Justin Wayne.