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.
Essays Editor, Longreads
19th July 2018
Championing the importance of long form content in a breaking news world
12th July 2018
Growing a global community of over 26 million people – and the best life hack learned along the way
Managing Director, WGSN
6th July 2018
Launching HuffPost UK from a mock-up idea to 8m users; and now leading a team of global trend forecasters to predict the future of how we’ll live and work
Chief Executive, 7digital
28th June 2018
The radio industry “lifer” predicts the future direction of streaming, curated content… and of radio itself.
Former Executive Chairman, News International
21st June 2018
The highs and lows of five decades as Rupert Murdoch’s most trusted lieutenant – building and running his global media empire.