George Brock is a journalist, consultant and (part-time) Professor of Journalism at the Department of Journalism at City University, London. He served as Head of Department from 2009 to 2014.
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 and Saturday Editor in a 28-year career at the newspaper.
He is a trustee of the Bureau of Investigative Journalism, member of the advisory board of The Conversation UK and associate editor of thebrowser.com. He was on the board of the World Editors Forum 2001-14 and WEF’s president 2004-08. He was a member of the executive board of the International Press Institute and chair of the IPI's British committee.
He broadcasts and lectures frequently and reviews for the Times Literary Supplement. He is the author of Out of Print: Newspapers, Journalism and the Business of News in the Digital Age (2013). His study of the ‘right to be forgotten’ was published in 2016.