Death of long-serving former NUJ representative on NCTJ board

Bob Norris, who joined the Council in November 1968 and remained a director until 2006, has died aged 78.

Bob served as the NCTJ’s vice chairman from 1992 to 1995 and its chairman from 1995 to 1997.

For many years he was a member of the NCTJ’s media law examinations board, being its chairman from 1998 until 2004. He was also a member of the NCTJ’s training committee and assisted as an assessor and a member of regional committees.

Bob was particularly active in the NCTJ’s accreditation scheme, travelling the UK to visit colleges and universities to maintain training standards.

Paying tribute to Bob Norris, NCTJ chief executive, Joanne Butcher, said: “Bob was a passionate trade unionist and a big supporter of journalism training and qualifications.

"An NCTJ stalwart, he enjoyed visiting our training centres to meet and inspire the next generation of journalists.

"He also volunteered as an assessor and contributed to the work of our media law board.

"Our condolences to his family, friends and NUJ colleagues.”

Please see the NUJ’s website for more tributes and memories of Bob: