View all newsletters
Sign up for our free email newsletters

Fighting for quality news media in the digital age.

  1. Publishers
  2. Magazines
June 20, 2017

Former Press Gazette chief reporter Jean Morgan steps down as Journalists’ Charity trustee as she turns 80

By Dominic Ponsford

Former Press Gazette chief reporter Jean Morgan has stepped down as a Trustee of the journalists’ charity after turning 80.

Morgan has beeen a trustee of the charity since 2003 and has also been a member of its management committee. She retired after 19 years reporting on the national and regional newspaper industry for Press Gazette in 2003.

She joined the charity, then known as the Newspaper Press Fund, in 1993.

The organisation runs a care home in Dorking and also provides grants for journalists in need.

Morgan will continue her involvement in the charity as a co-opted member of the grants committee which allocates financial assistance of around £400,000 each year to journalists and their dependents. She has also been elected a vice-president of the charity.

Journalists’ Charity chairman Jill Palmer presented Morgan with a limited edition print of St Paul’s from Fleet Street from an original painting by Mike Molloy, the former editor in chief of the Daily and Sunday Mirror.

Content from our partners
How PA Media is helping newspapers make the digital transition
Publishing on the open web is broken, how generative AI could help fix it
Impress: Regulation, arbitration and complaints resolution

She said: “What better reminder of my years with the charity than this thank-you present of Mike Molloy’s wonderful view of Fleet Street.

“I shall cherish it. I will miss you all, trustees. Keep up the fantastic work.”

Palmer said: “Jean has been a dedicated trustee and a joy to work alongside. She will be sadly missed although thankfully will continue helping us as a member of our grants committee and as a vice-president. So we are not losing her altogether.”

Morgan became an MBE for services to journalism 2002.

 

 

Topics in this article :

Email pged@pressgazette.co.uk to point out mistakes, provide story tips or send in a letter for publication on our "Letters Page" blog

Select and enter your email address Weekly insight into the big strategic issues affecting the future of the news industry. Essential reading for media leaders every Thursday. Your morning brew of news about the world of news from Press Gazette and elsewhere in the media. Sent at around 10am UK time. Our weekly does of strategic insight about the future of news media aimed at US readers. A fortnightly update from the front-line of news and advertising. Aimed at marketers and those involved in the advertising industry.
  • Business owner/co-owner
  • CEO
  • COO
  • CFO
  • CTO
  • Chairperson
  • Non-Exec Director
  • Other C-Suite
  • Managing Director
  • President/Partner
  • Senior Executive/SVP or Corporate VP or equivalent
  • Director or equivalent
  • Group or Senior Manager
  • Head of Department/Function
  • Manager
  • Non-manager
  • Retired
  • Other
Visit our privacy Policy for more information about our services, how New Statesman Media Group may use, process and share your personal data, including information on your rights in respect of your personal data and how you can unsubscribe from future marketing communications.
Thank you

Thanks for subscribing.

Websites in our network