Two renowned journalism training leaders have been immortalised by having rooms at the training centre where they taught named in their honour.
The pair, who died within weeks of each other in 2013, helped launch the training operation at the centre in 1969 and counted the likes of James Naughtie, Andrew Marr, Lionel Barber and Sally Magnusson among their pupils.
Walter was one of Britain’s foremost authorities on media law and co-edited 10 editions of McNae’s Essential Law for Journalists, while John, who started his career as a journalist at the Blyth News, ignited such a lasting legacy at the centre that it became known as the ‘Brownlee Academy’ amongst its students.
The ceremony was due to be attended by alumni from the past 46 years as well as the duo’s families.
Paul Jones, head of editorial diploma training at PA, said: “It is a great honour to name one of our newsrooms and main lecture theatre after Walter Greenwood and John Brownlee.
“They made a lasting contribution to the training centre and their legacy lives on in our teaching every day and in newsrooms up and down the country.”