Editor, 'Victoria Derbyshire', BBC News
Moving a successful radio partnership into television, driving the news agenda with unique and distinctive journalism… and her joy at winning a BAFTA
Louisa Compton is Editor of ‘Victoria Derbyshire’ on BBC2. In this in-depth interview she discusses her long career in BBC Radio, her strong working relationship with Victoria, and their joint move from 5 Live into TV; takes us behind the scenes on the show, creating a unique mix of original stories, exclusive interviews, audience debates, and overlooked regional/world journalism; the emerging importance of social media as a platform in its own right, and how their success is measured on traditional TV viewing figures, but also on impact, iPlayer, and social media metrics; her pride in the show often driving the day’s news agenda, with clips regularly used in major news bulletins; and her joy at her team’s recent BAFTA win.
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.
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.
Editor, Financial Times
19th October 2017
The ‘assault’ on journalism and ‘divisive’ politics of Brexit… and what Trump is really like in person