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Visiting Professor of Practice (Journalism), City, University of London

George Brock was Head of Journalism at City University London in 2009-14 and is currently a Visiting Professor there. He is the chair of the Public Benefit Journalism Research Centre.

He began his reporting career at the Yorkshire Evening Press and The Observer, joining The Times in 1981. After starting at The Times as a feature writer, he became a features editor and, in 1984, op-ed page editor.

He was foreign editor, Brussels bureau chief, European Editor, Managing Editor, Saturday Editor and most recently International Editor in a 28-year career at the newspaper.

He is a board member of the World Editors Forum and the International Press Institute (IPI) and chair of the British committee of the IPI. He broadcasts and lectures frequently and has written for the Times Literary Supplement, New Statesman and Guardian.

He has pubished Out of Print: Newspapers, Journalism and the Business of News in the Digital Age (2013) and The Right To Be Forgotten: Privacy and the Media in the Digital Age (2016).


  • 2009–present
    Professor of Journalism, City University