George Brock

journalist and author

George Brock

George Brock is a journalist, consultant and Visiting Professor at City, University of London, where he directed the journalism school 2009-14.

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 subsequently foreign editor, Brussels bureau chief, European Editor, Managing Editor and Saturday Editor.

He advises the INJECT and DMINR journalism research projects and startups in news. He is on the board of the Bureau of Investigative Journalism and Gresham College. 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.

He broadcasts, lectures and 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. He blogs at


IJF 2018

George Brock will speak at the following events:

17:45 - 19:15  saturday 14 april 2018
Sala della Vaccara
Media literacy unconference

IJF 2017

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

IJF 2016

George Brock will speak at the following events:

10:30 - 11:30  saturday 9 april 2016
Centro Servizi G. Alessi
Should we forget the ‘right to be forgotten’?
18:30 - 19:30  saturday 9 april 2016
Sala del Dottorato
Fail better: the journalist's guide to screwing up

IJF 2015

George Brock will speak at the following events:

09:30 - 11:00  friday 17 april 2015
Hotel Brufani - Sala Raffaello
New business models for journalism
10:45 - 12:00  saturday 18 april 2015
Hotel Brufani - Sala Perugino
How do YOU teach journalism?
14:30 - 16:00  saturday 18 april 2015
Sala del Dottorato
Editorial and commercial: never the twain shall meet?

IJF 2014

George Brock will speak at the following events:

10:00 - 11:30  friday 2 may 2014
Centro Servizi G. Alessi
How to find money for your investigative journalism projects
15:30 - 17:00  friday 2 may 2014
Teatro della Sapienza
Business models and brands: journalism's bottom line under the spotlight


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