A “seasoned hack of the old school” and former president of the Chartered Institute of Journalists has died aged 74.
Robin Morgan’s career saw him cross the Pennines, leaving his native Lancashire to eventually become business correspondent at the Yorkshire Post, in Leeds.
While a schoolboy he submitted cricket and football results to his local paper The Gazette, in Blackpool, before joining its staff.
Robin, pictured below, moved to the Barnsley Chronicle where he served as a trainee reporter, and spent a spell freelancing back in Lancashire.
He joined the Post in 1963 and became the paper’s industrial correspondent five years later, before taking on the role of business correspondent – a position he held until his retirement in 1997.
His involvement with the CIJ began in 1979 and he took on the role of president in 1993.
An obituary on the Post’s website stated: “He prophetically wrote a piece about standards in the press, and the damage of sensationalism in order to win circulation wars.
“His comments came in light of the Calcutt Report on the Press in 1990.
“Twenty years later he would repeat many of his arguments in the wake of the Leveson inquiry.
“Robin’s generosity, kindness and humour endeared him to friends and colleagues alike.”
Robin had fought a long battle with cancer and is survived by his wife Raisa and two sons.