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Former Times journalist elected Journalist editor

18 November 2009

Christine Buckley, Editor, the Journalist.
Christine Buckley ©Private

Christine Buckley has been elected as the next editor of the Journalist, the NUJ's membership magazine.

The election count took place on Monday and Christine Buckley was confirmed in the post by the union's National Executive Committee meeting in Southport today.

A total of eight candidates appeared on the ballot paper. Under NUJ rules, the post of editor is subject to election every five years. She will be taking over the post from Tim Gopsill, who is retiring from the role after 21 years as editor.

Christine Buckley started her career on local papers before moving to work on UK national titles. Until recently, she was the industrial editor on the Times.

Speaking after the result was announced, Christine Buckley said:

"I'm really pleased by the result. The NUJ's a great union and I'm really looking forward to working for it."

Jeremy Dear, NUJ General Secretary, said:

"I congratulate Christine on her election win and am very much looking forward to working with her.
"I'd also like to take the opportunity to thank Tim Gopsill for all his work for the union over the years. He is NUJ through and through and his commitment to the union has been evident during all the time he has been working for NUJ members. I wish him the best of luck for the future."


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