Alan Geere is a newspaper editor, consultant and academic with an international reputation for innovation and originality.
His 30-year career started on a weekly newspaper in England and has taken him around the world from Hong Kong to Canada via the US and Afghanistan.
He edited newspapers in the UK and Canada before taking over The Tribune, then Thomson’s biggest newspaper in the US.
He led the title to the accolade of Arizona Newspaper of the Year before taking his skills on the road, devising and delivering a project to newspapers across the country.
As editor of the Trinidad Express, the largest newspaper on the Caribbean island, he worked with a newsroom of 100 journalists to reach a new level of professionalism.
Alan has helped journalists in Romania, China and Vietnam cope with the demands of a changing world and led a project in Afghanistan to introduce civil society journalism to a country ravaged by war.
As the first Journalism course leader at the University of Worcester he helped set up a new undergraduate course specialising in teaching the latest journalism techniques. Alan, who has an MA in Mass Communications from the University of Leicester, still lectures widely, specialising in training and newsroom management.
Alan is currently editorial director of Northcliffe Media South East, overseeing 35 titles including the Kent & Sussex Courier, Surrey Mirror and Croydon Advertiser plus their companion websites. With his left hand he is editor-in-chief of the Essex Chronicle and Brentwood Gazette.