Former Editor, The Independent
The ambitious and successful launch of the i newspaper
Former Editor of The Independent, and City Editor at the Evening Standard for nearly a decade, Chris Blackhurst was promoted to Group Content Editor of the Lebedev’s media group. Now a columnist, TV presenter and writer, in this candid interview he gives us some revealing insights into the start of his career as well as the rapid growth of Evgeny Lebedev’s group, including the ambitious and successful launch of the i newspaper and the challenging early days of London Live.
Tom Newton Dunn
Political Editor, The Sun
18th January 2018
Thriving in a Westminster obsessed with Brexit, battling to interview Jeremy Corbyn, and championing Sun readers as ‘the backbone of the nation’.
Business Presenter, Sky News
11th January 2018
Grilling the country’s top CEOs and breaking financial scandals – live on air
Editor-in-Chief, Good Housekeeping
4th January 2018
Running global media brands, appealing to new audiences and telling the stories of ordinary women who do extraordinary things.
28th December 2017
Relaunching a music icon, the difficult balance of pleasing long-standing and new readers, and causing an election furore with Corbyn.
Editor-in-Chief, USA Today
21st December 2017
Leading an iconic American media brand, the journey to the Editor’s chair; the low number of women in media leadership roles – and her personal commitment to help solve the problem.