Editor, Financial Times
The ‘assault’ on journalism and ‘divisive’ politics of Brexit… and what Trump is really like in person
Lionel Barber is Editor of the Financial Times. In this in-depth interview, he discusses his long career, including covering the end of the Cold War, the first Gulf War and several US presidential campaigns; takes us behind the scenes of his interviews with some of the biggest global leaders, and reveals what Putin is really like in person; recalls his recent visit to the “chaotic” White House, meeting with a “self-conscious” President Trump; argues that Facebook and other “big platforms” have a responsibility to tackle fake news, and suggests strategies to contain its spread; and why politics has become more “divisive”, resulting in Brexit and an “assault” on journalism.
Social Media Editor, BBC News
23rd November 2017
Breaking news fast yet accurately, tailoring content to suit each platform… and how their online operation will ultimately overtake broadcast.
Editor, The Stage
16th November 2017
How the world’s oldest theatre publication embraced digital, the rapid rise of ticket prices, introducing fresh talent… and the darker side of show business.
Editor, 'Victoria Derbyshire', BBC News
9th November 2017
Moving a successful radio partnership into television, driving the news agenda with unique and distinctive journalism… and her joy at winning a BAFTA
Presenter, Channel 4 News
2nd November 2017
TV news has ‘never been better’ – despite the emerging trend for politicians to avoid the ‘tough interview’ altogether
CEO, Sony Music
26th October 2017
One of the most powerful people in the music industry on leading a $5bn company, seizing the opportunities of streaming… and working with the biggest names on the planet.