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Journalist and campaigner, Lois Hainsworth was the first-ever woman President of the Chartered Institute of Journalists. Her 89 years were full of grace, style, adventure and activism. Born between the World Wars into an entrepreneurial family from Nottinghamshire, Lois was of the generation that endured the blitz in London and …

Along with General Secretary and Chief Executive Dominic Cooper, I attended the Funeral Ceremony for Past President Lois Hainsworth in October at the Chapel of the More Hall Convent near Stroud.  After the death of her husband, Philip, who some will remember from the highly successful first Gibraltar Conference in …
Ian Sutherland (left) with then-President Paul Leighton (right) in 1990

Ian Sutherland was an enthusiastic and supportive member of the Institute of Journalists, often working on behalf of members on trade union issues with the late Chris Underwood, as well as striving to recruit new members at every opportunity. A life-changing stroke in 1999 ended Ian’s career as publisher,  journalist …

I’m not frightened of shot and shell quite frankly. Just happens I am not! You have an anti-flak jacket and I used to take mine and put it underneath my behind, double, because the shots would be from the ground most likely. Institute member Clare Hollingworth achieved legendary status in …
Lord Montagu of Beaulieu

(1926-2015) Edward John Barrington Douglas Scott-Montagu, 3rd Baron Montagu of Beaulieu, was a longstanding member of the Chartered Institute of Journalists and was our Honorary “Millennium President” in the year 2000. He was perhaps best known in recent years for his tireless championing of British tourism and for the success …
Gillian and John Hosken

Veteran Broadcaster – and long-standing Institute member – John Hosken has died, aged 79. Institute stalwart John Hosken, who has died after a short illness, was a man of many talents and many voices!   For many years he was BBC Radio’s Industrial Correspondent, during an era of strikes and mass …
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We are sad to report the death of Rodney Bennett-England, a Past-President of the Chartered Institute of Journalists and my predecessor as Editor of this Journal. A veteran journalist who spent most of his Fleet Street career with the Daily Telegraph, Bennett-England was President of the Institute from 1985 to …
charles kennedy

It was an unlikely venue to meet a rising star of the SDP. On the first night of the Conservative Party conference in Blackpool in 1989, I had been chatting to a couple of political reporters at the bar of the Imperial Hotel.  As on most such occasions, the barman …
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Who is this elegant beautiful woman? A glamorous filmstar? A celebrity? This beautiful fashionable young woman is Chartered Institute of Journalists member, fashion writer and Press Association (PA) stalwart, Barbara Beatrice Hutchinson. Or rather she was, because Barbara died aged 94 on July 2. During her working life for the …
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Our Robin was good-hearted, generous and supportive. His bright sense of humour mixed with an equal measure of mischief, were qualities that equally endeared him to friends and the profession he loved. He was a seasoned hack of the old school. Like many journalists of his era, he started his …