Richard West, who has died age 84, was described as a “paragon of the independent journalist for his generation” in an obituary by The Guardian.
By Samuel Osborne 28 April 13:13
Arthur Brittenden, who recently died age 90, has been described as “a towering figure on Fleet Street who worked closely with two of the great newspaper barons of the second half of the 20th century — Lord Beaverbrook and Rupert Murdoch” in an obituary by The Times.
'She was feisty ahead of her time': Journalist who threw beer over 'obnoxious' Dylan Thomas dies aged 100By Quita Morgan 10 March 8:48
Pioneering Bristol journalist Barbara Buchanan, who was credited with saving lives through her campaign for cervical cancer smear tests, has died at the age of 100.
By Press Gazette 23 February 12:35
Richard Beeston, for 26 years a foreign correspondent for the Daily Telegraph, has died aged 88.
Former Daily Record chief reporter Gordon 'Porridge' Airs, who spent a night in jail to protect his source, dies aged 75By William Turvill 16 February 10:15
According to the Record, Airs became "the 'gold standard' for reporters in 1975 when he was sent to the police cells by a High Court judge".
By Peter Lee 11 February 9:25
Former regional reporter and magazine freelance Jannette McKenzie Lee died on 7 February aged 69.
John Samuel: He cultivated the finest sports journalism talent ever brought together on a single newspaperBy SubScribe 01 December 10:43
There were more than a hundred gathered together at a Sussex country church in Cuckfield for the final send-off for John Samuel, the former sports editor of The Daily Herald, Observer and, most notably, The Guardian.
'Perhaps the last of the old-style Fleet Street bosses': Former Daily Express deputy chairman Sir Jocelyn Stevens dies, aged 82By William Turvill 15 October 8:14
A Guardian obituary described him as "perhaps the last of the old-style Fleet Street bosses, revelling in a reputation for brusqueness and bullying, during the chaotic and corrupt final days of boozy incompetence and print union power, before the publishing revolution of the late 1980s".
Times Scottish editor Angus Macleod dies: 'Scotland has lost one of the most distinctive and authoritative voices'By William Turvill and Press Association 08 October 11:59
Macleod was being treated for cancer at Gartnavel Hospital in Glasgow.
By Jim Cassidy 06 October 17:19
The words of contemporary American writer Bobbi Romans could have been written for Bernard Vickers (pictured above, Daily Record) one of Scotland’s most successful post war newspaper editors who died in August.
John Dixon, former night lawyer who was prepared to take risks for investigative journalism, has died aged 62By Press Gazette 08 September 11:25
John Dixon, night lawyer of The Mail on Sunday from the paper’s inception in 1982 until 2004, has died aged 62.
By Press Association 07 August 8:31
The former Daily Express journalist (pictured in a recent Channel 4 News interview), who revealed secret after secret during his years as defence correspondent at the newspaper, died of "old age", his son Michael Chapman Pincher revealed in a post on his Facebook page.
By Press Gazette 23 June 13:42
Publisher Felix Dennis has died aged 67 "after a long and painful battle with cancer".
Tributes to Fleet Street photographer who made his name covering 1980s glitterati, the late Gabor ScottBy Press Gazette 17 June 14:55
Fleet Street photographer Gabor Scott who chronicled the New Romantic pop scene in the 1980s and once pictured Prince Harry giving him 'the finger' has died aged 65.
By Dominic Ponsford 12 May 13:20
"Superlative reporter", "inspirational editor" and "incorrigible mischief". This was how former Daily Express editor Peter Hill described Brian Hitchen at a St Bride’s Service of thanksgiving for the life of the former Daily Star and Sunday Express editor.
By PA Medialawyer and Press Gazette 28 April 15:57
Former regional press editor, media law expert and first director of journalism at City University Tom Welsh has died at the age of 85.
For famous last words, the great political and social cartoonist Keith Waite's dry wit has matched that of Oscar Wilde and Spike Milligan. Keith, who has died aged 87, was an experienced and enthusiastic sailor based on the Orwell river, near Ipswich, in Suffolk. He instructed that his ashes were to be scattered on the river and on an ebb tide "because I do not want to spend eternity in Ipswich".
By John Rodgers and Andy Young 11 April 9:10
Journalism legend and all round 'good egg' Peter Steele has died at the age of 71.
By John Rodgers 09 April 15:34
When Turkish paratroopers invaded Cyprus following the overthrow of its President, Archbishop Makarios, in 1974, intrepid news reporter Peter Steele was one of the first to greet them.
They don't take them like that any more...tribute to James 'Dingo' Rayner, first of the Fleet Street paparazziBy John Rodgers 08 April 16:50
A memorial service is to be held on Friday for one of Fleet Street's most colourful characters who died earlier this year aged 83.