7 November 2014
Robin Morgan, Fellow and Past President of the Chartered Institute of Journalists
We are sorry to inform you that Robin Morgan has died.
He died peacefully in the early hours of Tuesday (4 November) after being taken into hospital at the weekend. Robin had fought a long battle with cancer, which ultimately took his life.
Robin was a seasoned hack of the old-school. He was still at school when he started work for the Blackpool Gazette, submitting soccer and cricket reports. He briefly joined the staff there before moving over the Pennines to join the Barnsley Chronicle and then the Yorkshire Post. He joined the Institute in 1979 and was an active member of Yorkshire Region ever since. He also held a number of senior positions including Chairman of the Salaries and Conditions Board, President (1993/4), Member of Council, Chairman of the Professional Practices Board (PPB) and Trustee of the Orphan Fund.
Robin, like his good friend Charlie Harris who died earlier in the year, was an Institute stalwart through and through. He showed endless kindness and compassion to fellow members during the 35 years he was in membership. His death is a great loss for the Institute and the many friends he has in the organisation.
Robin’s funeral will take place on Monday, 17th November at 2.00 pm at the Ardsley Crematorium, Ardsley, Barnsley, South Yorkshire.
Following the cremation, a reception will be held at The Holiday Inn Hotel, Dodworth, Barnsley. We would be very grateful if we could have some idea if you would like to attend before Wednesday (12 November). Please contact the CIoJ at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 020 7252 1187.