Morgan: services to journalism
Press Gazette’s Jean Morgan was among the journalists named in the New Year’s Honours List.
Morgan, who has worked for Press Gazette since 1984, receives her MBE for services to journalism. She has previously worked for the Bridgend Illustrated Advertiser, Bedfordshire Times, Leicester Evening Mail, South Wales Echo and the London office of Thomson Regional Newspapers.
She said: "It was a wonderful way to start the new year but I cannot imagine why I have been singled out from the rest of the hard-working Press Gazette team. I think it recognises the magazine’s constant campaign for a free press."
Two broadcasters are awarded knighthoods.
Mark Tully, the BBC’s outspoken former India correspondent, is made a KBE. Tully, formerly chief of the Delhi bureau, is one of the most highly regarded journalists working in the region and has already been honoured by the Indian Government.
He left the BBC in 1994 after attacking the management style at the corporation under John Birt. He now works as a freelance.
Jimmy Young, the long-serving Radio 2 presenter, is knighted for services to radio broadcasting.
Terry Mansfield, managing director of the National Magazine Company, for services to the magazine publishing industry. Mansfield joined NatMags in 1969 and became publisher of Harpers & Queen and deputy managing director of NatMags in 1980. He was made managing director in 1982.
Tony Lewis, the cricketer turned BBC sports broadcaster, is honoured for his contributions to sport, broadcasting and Wales.
Mervyn Pauley, for services to journalism. The former political editor of The News Letter, Belfast, has spent more than 40 years in journalism.
Rodney Milnes, chief opera critic of The Times, for services to journalism and music.
Michael Graham-Youll, for services to broadcasting and journalism in Argentina. Graham-Youll is a director of the Buenos Aires Herald.
Michael George Watson, editor of BDA News, for services to the British Dental Association. He took over the editorship of BDA News 10 years ago.
Verity Lambert, the journalist turned drama producer, for services to film and television production.
Sue Lloyd-Roberts, special correspondent for the BBC. She specialises in human rights stories and works regularly for Newsnight, Correspondent and The Ten O’Clock News.
Trevor Beer, wildlife and countryside columnist for for the Western Morning News, for services to journalism and the environment. He has written a daily wildlife column for the paper for nine years.
Peter Granville Fowler, chairman of the Scottish Provincial Press Group, for services to the newspaper industry and to charity. Fowler began publishing news-papers in England before founding his Scottish group which includes the Highland News, the Inverness Courier and the North Star.
Matt Pritchett, cartoonist, The Daily Telegraph, for services to journalism. Pritchett produces up to six of his page-one pocket cartoons every week for the Telegraph.
Donna Easton, former assistant in charge, BBC news traffic unit. She retired last year after 34 years in news.
Peter Turner, head of community services at Capital Radio. Turner has been with the station for 17 years and heads its charity and community work.