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 Mike Gilson

Michael Gilson is an experienced editor and a leading figure in the industry. The titles he has edited include The Scotsman, Belfast Telegraph and The News, Portsmouth. His titles have won many industry awards and he himself was the Northern Ireland Overall Journalist of the Year in 2013.
 
He has a great deal of experience in devising multi-media strategies and has specialism in executing award-winning campaigning journalism.
 
In addition he has served on the industry's self regulation body being a member of the Press Complaints Commission's Code Committee for six years. Until the end of 2016 he was a director of the Regulatory Funding Company the body that oversees the industry's new self-regulatory regime and its regulator IPSO.
 
He has given evidence before the Leveson Inquiry and to the House of Commons and the devolved Northern Irish Parliament at Stormont on a range of issues including media ownership, defamation laws and media ethics.
 
He is also a regular conference speaker and university lecturer on a number of issues including Reporting in War Time, The Journalist of the Future, Reporting Devolved Government.
His essay The Decline of Journalism and the Democratic Deficit has recently been published in Last Words: How Can Journalism Survive the Decline of Print? (Abramis Books) and was widely commented upon when first published on Pressgazette.co.uk.
 
Gilson's lectures to journalism students at the University of Sussex have been described as "inspirational" by one senior professor.
 
 
His outside interests include travel, film, art and tennis.
 
Email   michaelgilsonhome@outlook.com
 

Tel:  07720 274596