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Obituaries

  • Sir Harold Evans- Iconic editor in Journalism, legendary trainer and educator

    When the Chartered Institute of Journalists awarded Sir Harold Evans its Gold Medal it was recognising how five iconic books he had written had helped elevate the status of journalism from the rather shady trade of Grub Street to an admirable profession. Newsman’s English, Handling Newspaper Text, News Headlines, Pictures on a Page and Newspaper…

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  • Charles Curry MBE: A son’s tribute

    Charles Curry, long-time proprietor of the New Milton Advertiser and Lymington Times and a veteran member of the Chartered Institute of Journalists, has died aged 98. His career in local newspapers lasted more than three quarters of a century, taking over the family-owned weekly from his father in 1966 and running it until his retirement…

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  • Henry Douglas (1925-2018)

    The longest-standing member of our Institute, and one of the best-loved former Presidents, has died, peacefully, after a “very good lunch”, at the age of 93. Henry Russell Douglas was born in Bishopbriggs, near Glasgow, in 1925. According to his daughter Jane, he was a particularly patriotic Scot who had an extensive collection of kilts,…

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  • Gordon Thomas (1933-2017)

    A longstanding member of our Institute, and sometime contributor to this Journal, Gordon Thomas was an investigative journalist and prolific author who specialised in espionage and the secret intelligence services. He was the author of no fewer than 53 books, including Inside British Intelligence: A Hundred Years of MI5 and MI6, Gideon’s Spies: Mossad’s Secret Warriors, Secrets and…

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  • LOIS HAINSWORTH (1927-2016)

    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 the privations of war. When…

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  • LOIS HAINSWORTH MBE (1927-2016) – AN IMPRESSIVE FUNERAL

    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 1998, Lois had moved to…

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  • IAN SUTHERLAND (1944 – 2016)

    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 and photographer, together with his…

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  • Clare Hollingworth 1911-2017 ‘the undisputed doyenne of war correspondents’

    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 her journalistic career. She lived…

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  • 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 of the National Motor Museum…

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  • 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 pickets,  but he was also…

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