Charlie Harris

President, Chartered Institute of Journalists

[frame align=”left”] CHarris [/frame]We are sorry to inform you that Charlie has died. He died peacefully at 8.50pm on Saturday (4 January) in St Luke’s Hospice, Harrow where he had been admitted just after Christmas suffering from the advance effects of bowel and liver cancer.

Charlie’s death is a great loss to the Institute.

Read Charlie’s obituary, together with other tributes.


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  1. Alan Cleaver January 6, 2014 at 9:08 am · ·

    The word of God will be a lot clearer now. The Ten Commandments will probably be subbed down to a more manageable five or six. Charlie Harris has joined God’s subbing table. It’s our loss and God’s gain. When people spoke at the Leveson Inquiry about the quality and diligience of the regional press they were talking about Charlie. His greatest legacy? Probably all the people who are now journalists – or better journalists – thanks to his willingness to give up his time to help others. I tried to think of the best way of honouring his life’s work so have decided to spend the rest of the day going round town putting all the apostrophes on shop notices in the right place. God bless Charlie.

  2. john mccullogh January 6, 2014 at 2:43 pm · ·

    Charles will be very much missed by his family, and all of his (many) cousins who loved and respected him.

  3. I met him last year at the Cioj AGM in London was such a humble fellow may his gentle soul rest in perfect peace.

  4. Robert Minton-Taylor January 7, 2014 at 11:11 pm · ·

    I am shocked and saddened to hear of the death of Charlie Harris. He was a wonderfully likeable man. Easy going, affable and engaging. As many tributes have eloquently said he was a man true to his craft of journalism. He will be sorely missed by his many friends and colleagues at the CIoJ for whom he loyally served.

    Robert Minton-Taylor
    Senior Lecturer
    School of Strategic Management, Marketing and Communications
    Leeds Business School
    Leeds Metropolitan University

  5. Paul Francis Leighton February 5, 2014 at 1:41 pm · ·

    It would be hard to disagree with one word of Alan’s (Cleaver)tribute to Charlie. He was a consummate local newspaperman. He was also a dear friend, with whom I have had the pleasure of working for many years. (He would tell you that’s a little too pedantic, but it is also grammatically correct) Charlie, Friend, colleague and Good Egg, RIP.
    Paul Leighton – Vice-President/Acting President.

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