Geoffrey Goodman: Papers from the Royal Commission on the Press

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Includes files relating to the Mirror Group, the Press Council, Scottish Daily News, advertising, editorial standards and journalism, newspaper distribution, the provincial and foreign press, Harold Wilson's evidence and transcripts of oral evidence, press cuttings, interim report, 1974-77.

Administrative / Biographical History

Geoffrey Goodman (born 1921) studied at the London School of Economics. He served in the RAF 1941-6 before beginning his career as a journalist, author and broadcaster. He was a reporter with the Manchester Guardian 1946-7 and also worked for the Daily Herald and The Sun. He joined the Daily Mirror in 1969 and was assistant editor 1976-86. During this period he was a member of the Royal Commission on the Press and joint author of the Minority report. Goodman received the Gerald Barry Award for Journalism 1984-5. He has been editor of British Journalism Review since 1989 and currently works as a presentator and commentator for various news and current affairs programmes. His published work includes The awkward warrior : Frank Cousins, his life and times, (1979) and The miners' strike, (1985). See also Final Report of the Royal Commission on the Press, Cmnd. 6810, (1977).

Reference: Debrett's Peerage Limited, People of today, London, 1997

Conditions Governing Access

Access : Open

Archivist's Note

An authority file exists for Geoffrey Goodman (GB 152 AAR1379).

Custodial History

The papers were deposited in the Centre in ?1977