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Death of founder editor

Geoffrey Goodman, chairman emeritus of British Journalism Review and its founding editor and subsequently its chairman, died on September 5 at the age of 91. He will be sorely missed throughout journalism as a champion of the trade and a constant campaigner for higher editorial standards and by the BJR for his tireless enthusiasm and devotion to the journal.

Geoffrey GoodmanAn RAF pilot during war service, 1941-46, he studied at the London School of Economics before joining the Manchester Guardian, News Chronicle and Daily Herald. Specialising in industrial reporting and commentating, he went on to join the Daily Mirror in 1969, where he remained as an assistant editor and columnist until his retirement from the paper in 1986. He was a member of the third Royal Commission on the Press and co-author of its Minority Report.

A co-founder of British Journalism Review, he edited the journal for 13 years while also remaining active as a writer and broadcaster. His books include The Awkward Warrior (1979), a biography of the trade union leader Frank Cousins; The Miners’ Strike (1985), a history of the 1984-5 strike; The State of the Nation (1997), an analysis of the political legacy of Aneurin Bevan; and From Bevan to Blair (2003), a memoir of 50 years of political reporting. He was awarded the CBE in 1998 for his services to journalism.


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British Journalism Review, Volume 25, Number 1, 2012