A service of thanksgiving for the life of editor and journalist Charles Wilson will take place at St Bride’s Church, the Journalists’ Church, on Thursday 26th January at 11:30am.
Wilson edited seven UK and US newspapers, most notably The Times between 1985 and 1990.
Wilson began his Fleet Street career as a runner at The People in the 1950s. After his National Service as a Royal Marine he joined the News Chronicle and, after several senior posts at the Daily Mail, returned to his native Scotland to edit the Glasgow Evening Times, Glasgow Herald and Scottish Sunday Standard.
In 1982, Wilson was hired by Rupert Murdoch to venture south again, as executive editor, deputy editor and finally editor of The Times. After a brief spell at the Chicago Sun-Times, Wilson’s final editorship was at The Independent. In later life he served as director or trustee for many charities and organisations, including the Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO).
Photo: Stephen Markeson/Times
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