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Charles McGhee

Charles McGhee is an award-winning senior newspaper editor with more than 35 years experience in the UK media industry.

He is now engaged in a diverse portfolio of work which has included training journalists in China and relaunching a newspaper in Nigeria (both with the Thomson Foundation); advising the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service in Scotland; working with the Beattie Communications Group; and, most recently, being appointed a Visiting Professor in Journalism and Media at Glasgow Caledonian University.
He launched his own media consultancy in July 2009 after 10 years with the Herald & Times Group in Glasgow where he was editor of The Herald, Scotland’s most influential quality daily newspaper. He also edited The Herald's sister title, the Evening Times, for six years, relaunching the paper in 2000 with a radical, campaigning agenda, which attracted a series of Scottish and national UK media awards. He was also consultant editor for the launch of the Sunday Herald in 1998/99.
Charles has previously held senior editorial executive roles in London, Edinburgh and Glasgow on national newspapers such as the Daily Record, the Sunday Times Scotland, Today and Scotland on Sunday. He spent his early journalism career with the BBC.
He is a past president of the UK Society of Editors, which campaigns on media standards and press freedom, and is a former member of Britain's press watchdog, the Press Complaints Commission.
Among other interests, Charles has undertaken a Winston Churchill Media Fellowship in the USA and Canada, studying the impact of new technology on the practice of journalism, and was a VSO volunteer in Papua New Guinea, managing a major literacy project for two years.
Tel: 0141 2800277
Mobile: 07747 106403
Email: Charles@charlesmcghee.co.uk