A service of thanksgiving for the life of journalist, historian and broadcaster Godfrey Hodgson will take place at St Bride’s Church, the Journalists’ Church, on Thursday 9th March at 11:30am.
Hodgson specialised in the politics and society of the United States in the 1960s and 70s, his book America in our time: from World War II to Nixon being acknowledged as a landmark study of the country.
A scholarship at the University of Pennsylvania provided his first encounter with the USA. Hodgson began his journalistic career on The Times in London before joining the Observer. He become its Washington Correspondent in 1962, a post he held for three years.
Subsequently, Hodgson worked as reporter on and editor of several ITV political and current affairs programmes, and was one of the four founding presenters when Channel 4 News was launched in 1982.
He returned to newspaper journalism as foreign editor of The Independent in the early 1990s and in later years was director of the Reuters Foundation and fellow of the Rothermere American Institute at Oxford University.
Photo: Times Newspapers Ltd
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