Journalist editor contenders Simcox and Watts point to high-profile backers

After pointing out that Tim Arnold is being backed by former NUJ general secretary John Foster in his run to be elected editor of the Journalist – Richard Simcox has dropped me a line to point out that he has some high-profile backers.

Those supporting him include several members of the union’s National Executive Council, past presidents of the NUJ and general secretary of the International Federation of Journalists Aidan White. You can read his list of supporters here.

Those supporting another Journalist editor contender, Mark Watts, include Bill Goodwin, BBC Middle East correspondent Tim Llewellyn and Sunday Times reporter Jonathan Ungoed Thomas. You can see his list of supporters here.



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