George Brock

Department of Journalism City University

George Brock

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 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.

George Brock will speak at the following events:

17:15 - 18:30  thursday 6 april 2017
Hotel Brufani - Sala Raffaello
Will there be journalists in 2030?
09:30 - 10:30  friday 7 april 2017
Sala del Dottorato
How solutions journalism strengthens engagement and increases accountability

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