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Mr. George Brock

Wrong George Brock?

Professor and Head of Journalism

Phone: +44 ** **** ****  HQ Phone
Local Address:  London , United Kingdom
City University
Northampton Square
College Building , London EC1V 0HB
United Kingdom

Company Description: The City University was founded in 1894 as the Northampton Institute and was awarded full university status in 1966. It is based in the heart of London, close to...   more

Employment History

  • Head of Journalism Department
    City University
  • President
    World Editors Forum
  • Saturday Editor
    The Times
  • Launch Editor
    The Times
  • Managing Editor
    The Times
  • Saturday Editor
    The Times of London
  • Managing Editor
    The Times of London
  • International Editor
    The Times of London

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • Oxford University
  • Winchester College
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Strange Attractor: Thoughts on social media, business and journalism from Suw and Kevin Charman-Anderson, 13 Jan 2016 [cached]
City University London journalism professor George Brock has criticised Trinity-Mirror's Newsroom 3.1 plan saying that their focus on metrics has been discredited. Metrics aren't bad in and of themselves, but George is right to point out that volume metrics alone - clicks and unique users - aren't enough.
News & Events - G D Goenka World Institute, 25 Mar 2015 [cached]
Guest Lecture by Prof. George Brock
Prof. George Brock, Professor and Head of Journalism, City University London gave a lecture on "Is Wikileaks the future of Journalism" at GD Goenka World Institute on the 17th November 2011 at 3pm which was attended by a number of faculty and students.
Prof. Brock covered various topics that was concerned with Wikileaks such as the history of Wikileaks, its effects, the disappointment the founders faced due to certain after affects and the unexpected effects after Wikileaks. He stated various events where Wikileaks leaked information to the public and the effects of each.
Boston’s newspaper websites are getting makeovers - Newspaper National Network, 30 Dec 2014 [cached]
Henrybelieves The Globes journalism to be strong, in fact, irreplaceable - but George Brock, the head of the journalism department at City University London recently reminded him it's time to "not ask his people to innovate.
George ..., 1 Nov 2014 [cached]
George Brock
George Brock is professor and Head of Journalism at City University. He is a member of the executive board of the International Press Institute and chairs the IPI's British committee. He is also a board member of the World Editors Forum. Prior to this Professor Brock had a long and successful career with The Times. j. Staff changes Archives, 10 Oct 2005 [cached]
UK: George Brock takes over at Saturday Times
Congratulations, George!Media Guardian reports that "Times managing editor George Brock is to take over as editor of the Saturday Times following Michael Gove's selection to stand for the safe Conservative seat of Surrey Heath.Brock, a Times veteran of 23 years, takes over immediately but will continue to work with Gove to "develop" the Saturday edition, the paper said today.He won the promotion after a series of tough assignments, including overseeing the launch of the tabloid Times.
... "Brock joined the Times in 1981 and has held many of the most senior positions on the paper, including opinion page editor, foreign editor and European editor.
He is a regular contributor to the BBC and was recently elected president of the World Editors' Forum.
George Brock, Managing Editor of The Times of London, has been elected President of the World Editors Forum, the global association dealing with issues of professional concern to senior news executives -- and the parent organization of this weblog.Mr Brock succeeds Gloria Brown Anderson of the New York Times.
"WEF is the only global organisation devoted to raising and maintaining the quality of journalism in newsrooms," said Mr Brock."In addition to joining in press freedom campaigns with the World Association of Newspapers, I would like to build up WEF's role as a network of editors who meet to exchange and debate best practice, trends and changes which affect journalists everywhere."
The WEF, the organisation for editors within the World Association of Newspapers, provides senior news executives with an arena in which to exchange ideas and information about the business of editing newspapers.Its flagship event is its annual conference, held in conjunction with WAN's World Newspaper Congress, the premier annual event of the global newspaper industry.
Mr Brock's election was announced at the the WEF Annual General Meeting, held on Wednesday during the World Editors Forum summit in Istanbul, Turkey.
As Managing Editor for The Times, Mr Brock, 52, is responsible for editorial strategy and planning, recruitment, resources and media regulation.He was the launch editor of the compact edition of The Times.
He joined the Times in 1981 and has been a features writer and editor, Opinion Page editor, Foreign Editor (1987-1990), bureau chief in Brussels (1991-1995), and European Editor (1995-1997).He has contributed to newspapers across the world and broadcast frequently on the BBC.
He has been a member of the board of the WEF since 2001 and he sits on the British committee of the International Press Institute.He is a governor of the Anglo-American Ditchley Foundation.
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