George is a journalist, consultant and a Visiting Professor of Practice at City, University of London. He was Professor and Head of Journalism at City University 2009-14. He began his reporting career at the Yorkshire Evening Press and The Observer, joining The Times in 1981. After starting at The Times as a feature writer, he became a features editor and, in 1984, op-ed page editor. He was foreign editor, Brussels bureau chief, Managing Editor and Saturday Editor in a 28-year career at the newspaper. His book Out of Print: Newspapers, Journalism and the Business of News came out in 2013 and The Right To Be Forgotten: Privacy and the Media in the Digital Age was published in 2016. He is a director of the Bureau of Investigative Journalism.