Thanksgiving service for the life of Bob Satchwell, awarding winning journalist and founder of the Society of Editors and described as “one of the media’s greatest champions”, who died on 3rd March, 2021, aged 72 after developing pneumonia and COVID-19.
Satchwell began his career on the Lancashire Evening Post in 1970 where he eventually became assistant editor. He edited the Cambridge Evening News for fifteen years. He served in Fleet Street as assistant editor on News of the World. Satchwell was a member of the Editors’ Code Committee, helping to revise the industry code of practice after the death of Princess Diana, and later helped broker the media embargo that prevented the media from reporting on Prince Harry’s tour to Afghanistan.
The Society of Editors has opened an online book of condolences.
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