Tom Hopkinson

(1905—1990) journalist and magazine editor

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(1905–90), British journalist, whose flair for the editorial use of photographs eventually earned him a knighthood. Brought in at the foundation of Picture Post in 1937, he became editor in 1941. He was sacked in 1951, and in 1958 became editor of the South African magazine Drum, operating in semi-clandestinity under the apartheid regime. In the 1960s he established the first pan-African university journalism courses, and in the 1970s and 1980s founded and directed the Centre for Journalism Studies at Cardiff University.

From The Oxford Companion to the Photograph in Oxford Reference.

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