When asked to define journalism, the prompt reply by mostly all is that it acts as the watchdog of the society. Having said that, the responsibility of the journalists doubles by itself for they are not only supposed to be skilled and proficient in their reporting but righteous and ethical as well. Since times immemorial, the culture and trends in journalism has sharply been changing from being slaves of dictators to fiercely independent, sensational journalism to citizen journalism and much more. In the English world, there have been numerous journalists who have created a niche for themselves due to their prompt and ethical reporting, daring attitude and never-say-die spirit. Amongst them, some that deserve a mention include Robert Fisk, a fearless reporter who covered the Persian Gulf War, Iraq War and the war in Afghanistan, Kate Adie who is still best known for her stint with BBC News as Chief News Correspondent, Louis Sebastian Theroux, an explorer of cultural subjects who gained the top spot with the flagship shows ‘Louis Theroux’s Weird Weekends’ and ‘When Louis Met…’. Check out this section to get detailed information regarding the life and works of famous British journalists.
George OrwellGeorge Orwell
25 June 1903
Writer
Jeremy ClarksonJeremy Clarkson
11 April 1960
Broadcaster

Anna WintourAnna Wintour
03 November 1949
Magazine Editor, Fashion Journalist

Milo YiannopoulosMilo Yiannopoulos
18 October 1984
Journalist

Piers MorganPiers Morgan
30 March 1965
Journalist

Christopher HitchensChristopher Hitchens
13 April 1949
Author
James MayJames May
16 January 1963
TV Presenter

Nigella LawsonNigella Lawson
06 January 1960
Television Personality, Gourmet, Food Writer

Katie HopkinsKatie Hopkins
13 February 1975
Media Personality

Christiane AmanpourChristiane Amanpour
12 January 1958
Journalist
Michael PortilloMichael Portillo
26 May 1953
Journalist, Political Leader

Lucy HawkingLucy Hawking
02 November 1970
Journalist, Novelist, Writer
Naga MunchettyNaga Munchetty
25 February 1975
Television Presenter

Kate AbdoKate Abdo
08 September 1981
Broadcaster

Louise MinchinLouise Minchin
08 September 1968
Journalist and News Anchor
Sophie RaworthSophie Raworth
15 May 1968
Journalist

Henry Morton StanleyHenry Morton Stanley
28 January 1841
Explorer
Murray WalkerMurray Walker
10 October 1923
Formula One Commentator & Journalist

George AlagiahGeorge Alagiah
22 November 1955
Journalist

Arthur KoestlerArthur Koestler
05 September 1905
 
Zain AsherZain Asher
27 August 1983
News Anchor, Journalist

Mishal HusainMishal Husain
11 February 1973
News Presenter
Angela CarterAngela Carter
07 May 1940
 

Suzi PerrySuzi Perry
03 May 1970
Television Presenter

Malcolm MuggeridgeMalcolm Muggeridge
24 March 1903
Journalist and Author

Robin DayRobin Day
24 October 1923
Broadcaster, Journalist
A. N. WilsonA. N. Wilson
27 October 1950
Writer & Columnist
Chris HarrisChris Harris
20 January 1975
Journalist, Television Presenter

Zeinab BadawiZeinab Badawi
24 November 1959
Journalist

Ben BradshawBen Bradshaw
30 August 1960
Politician

Natalie SawyerNatalie Sawyer
23 October 1979
Television Presenter
Lucy WatsonLucy Watson
20 February 1991
Reporter, Reality Star, Entrepreneur

Mark ThomasMark Thomas
11 April 1963
Comedian

Norman AngellNorman Angell
26 December 1872
British Journalist & Author

C.P. ScottC.P. Scott
26 October 1846
Former Editor of 'The Guardian'

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Michael GoveMichael Gove
26 August 1967
Journalist, Politician, Judge
Jill DandoJill Dando
09 November 1961
Television presenter, News presenter, Journalist

Terry PratchettTerry Pratchett
28 April 1948
Writer, Novelist, Journalist, Screenwriter,
Laura KuenssbergLaura Kuenssberg
1976 AD
journalist

Richard HammondRichard Hammond
19 December 1969
Television presenter, Writer, Journalist,

Paula YatesPaula Yates
24 April 1959
Television presenter, Journalist
Danny BakerDanny Baker
22 June 1957
Disc jockey, Presenter, Journalist, Music critic

Peaches GeldofPeaches Geldof
13 March 1989
Journalist, Television presenter, Model,
Lady Gabriella WindsorLady Gabriella Windsor
23 April 1981
Journalist

Stacey DooleyStacey Dooley
09 March 1987
Journalist, Television presenter

Rachel JohnsonRachel Johnson
03 September 1965
Journalist, Television presenter

Fiona BruceFiona Bruce
25 April 1964
Television producer, Television presenter,

Susanna ReidSusanna Reid
10 December 1970
Journalist, Television presenter
David IrvingDavid Irving
24 March 1938
Essayist, Journalist, Historian, Writer,

Niall FergusonNiall Ferguson
18 April 1964
Writer, Economic historian, Historian, University

William Rees-MoggWilliam Rees-Mogg
14 July 1928
Journalist, Writer, Economist

Carol VordermanCarol Vorderman
24 December 1960
Television presenter, Journalist, Engineer
Edward HeathEdward Heath
09 July 1916
Politician, Military personnel, Journalist,

Jon RonsonJon Ronson
10 May 1967
Journalist, Writer, Screenwriter, Documentary
Joey BartonJoey Barton
02 September 1982
Association football player, Journalist

G. K. ChestertonG. K. Chesterton
29 May 1874
Journalist, Poet, Novelist, Autobiographer,

Kim PhilbyKim Philby
01 January 1912
Spy, Journalist
Fearne CottonFearne Cotton
03 September 1981
Television presenter, Voice actor, Journalist,

Diane AbbottDiane Abbott
27 September 1953
Politician, Journalist
Michael ParkinsonMichael Parkinson
28 March 1935
Television presenter, Journalist, Writer,

Claudia WinklemanClaudia Winkleman
15 January 1972
Journalist, Writer, Television presenter

Isabella BlowIsabella Blow
19 November 1958
Journalist, Editor, Model
Carol ThatcherCarol Thatcher
15 August 1953
Journalist

Edd ChinaEdd China
09 May 1971
Television presenter, Journalist, Engineer
David FrostDavid Frost
07 April 1939
Journalist, Writer, Screenwriter, Television

Ben ShephardBen Shephard
11 December 1974
Journalist, Television presenter

Anna RichardsonAnna Richardson
27 September 1970
Journalist

Sara CoxSara Cox
13 December 1974
Presenter, Disc jockey, Journalist
Joan BakewellJoan Bakewell
16 April 1933
Correspondent, Journalist, Politician, Author,
Jon SnowJon Snow
28 September 1947
journalist, television presenter

Frankie BoyleFrankie Boyle
16 August 1972
Comedian, Autobiographer, Journalist, Writer

Ian HislopIan Hislop
13 July 1960
Screenwriter, Journalist, Editor, Writer

Stefan ZweigStefan Zweig
28 November 1881
Writer, Translator, Journalist, Playwright, Poet,
Richard ColesRichard Coles
26 March 1962
Journalist, Radio personality

Kirsty GallacherKirsty Gallacher
20 January 1976
Presenter, Journalist

Zoë BallZoë Ball
23 November 1970
Journalist

George MonbiotGeorge Monbiot
27 January 1963
Journalist, University teacher, Activist, Writer

William JoyceWilliam Joyce
24 April 1906
Politician, Journalist, Radio personality
Giles CorenGiles Coren
29 July 1969
Journalist, Television presenter, Writer

Peter HitchensPeter Hitchens
28 October 1951
Journalist, Writer
Carl FrochCarl Froch
02 July 1977
Boxer, Journalist

Nigel LawsonNigel Lawson
11 March 1932
Journalist, Politician, Editor

John PeelJohn Peel
30 August 1939
Journalist, Radio personality, Disc jockey,
Clare BaldingClare Balding
29 January 1971
Television presenter, Journalist, Autobiographer

Tess DalyTess Daly
27 April 1969
Model, Presenter, Journalist
Victoria DerbyshireVictoria Derbyshire
02 October 1968
Journalist

Adam CurtisAdam Curtis
26 May 1955
Television director, Journalist, Writer, Director

Kirstie AllsoppKirstie Allsopp
31 August 1971
Businessperson, Journalist, Television presenter

Jeremy VineJeremy Vine
17 May 1965
Journalist
Seumas MilneSeumas Milne
1958 AD
journalist, trade unionist

Adam FaithAdam Faith
23 June 1940
Actor, Singer, Journalist, Talent agent, Talent
Toby YoungToby Young
17 October 1963
Journalist

Janet Street-PorterJanet Street-Porter
27 December 1946
Journalist, Television presenter

A. A. GillA. A. Gill
28 June 1954
Journalist

Saira KhanSaira Khan
15 May 1970
Journalist
Andrew MarrAndrew Marr
31 July 1959
Journalist