George Brock (journalist)

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George Brock
Born 7 November 1951
Citizenship United Kingdom
Alma mater Corpus Christi College, Oxford
Scientific career
Institutions Yorkshire Evening Press, The Observer, The Times, City University London

George Brock (born 7 November 1951) is a Professor of Journalism at City University London. He held the position of Head of Department from September 2009 to September 2014.[1]


Brock graduated from Oxford University in 1973 with a degree in Modern History, having studied at Corpus Christi College, Oxford.[citation needed]


After beginning his career in 1973 as a reporter for the Yorkshire Evening Press, Brock was a journalist for The Observer (1976–1981) and The Times (1981–2008), where he held positions from foreign correspondent to managing editor.[2][3]

Other responsibilities[edit]

Brock has been President of the World Editors Forum[3] (2004–2008) where he still sits as a board member.[4] He was also a member of the board for The Times Newspapers Ltd (1997–2004)[citation needed] and has frequently written for papers in the US, Poland, and Sweden.He is on the International Press Institute board and chair of the IPI British section.


  • Trelford, Donald; Brock, George (1980). Siege six days at the Iranian Embassy. New York: Macmillan. ISBN 0-333-30951-0. 
  • Brock, George; Wapshott, Nicholas (1983). Thatcher. London: Macdonald. ISBN 0-356-09503-7. 
  • Brock, George (2013). Out of Print: Newspapers, Journalism and the Business of News in the Digital Age. Kogan Page. ISBN 978-0749466510. 

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Prof. George Brock". City University London. Retrieved 2010-09-16. 
  2. ^ Rebecca Attwood (3 September 2009). "Times change". Times Higher Education. Retrieved 2010-09-16. 
  3. ^ a b Judith Townend (9 July 2009). "George Brock to replace Monck as head of journalism at City University". Retrieved 2010-09-16. 
  4. ^ "Board Members". World Editors Forum. Retrieved 2010-09-16.