Ian Burrell

Media Journalist

The ultimate media insider spills the beans on 20 years of media secrets

18th May 2017

Ian Burrell is former Media Editor of The Independent, and one of the UK’s foremost news industry commentators. In this in-depth interview he talks through his career, starting at the Birmingham Post & Mail, his work at the Sunday Times Insight team, and 20 years at The Independent; discusses journalism’s future, despite ‘heartless’ cuts to newsrooms; and strongly criticises Facebook for holding back ‘critical’ information from publishers, threatening the industry.