Journalist, Writer, TED Speaker
One of ELLE’s ‘12 women changing the world’ explains why you should talk to your trolls
Minna Salami is a journalist, writer, and TED speaker. Based in the UK, with a childhood in Finland and her formative years in Nigeria, she uses her triple nationality to frame her writing; and has emerged as a feminist voice with an African-centered perspective, on her blog msafropolitan.com. ELLE Magazine named her one of ‘12 women changing the world’ with Michelle Obama and Angelina Jolie. In this in-depth interview, Minna argues bloggers have an important role driving global political change; explains how it can be productive to engage with trolls and detractors; and reveals why she enjoys the ‘challenge’ of writing.
22nd March 2018
The journey leading and growing a unique global lifestyle media brand, refusing social media… and exciting plans for the future.
Editor, Today, BBC Radio 4
15th March 2018
Leaving the Evening Standard to lead the BBC’s flagship news programme – with changes made, and further changes to come… and the problem of the BBC’s gender pay gap
Editor, Good Morning Britain, ITV
8th March 2018
Honing the perfect breakfast TV formula from failed attempts to rescue ‘Daybreak’; successfully pairing “two alpha brains” Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid – and behind the scenes of the President Donald Trump interview.
Europe Editor, BBC
1st March 2018
In the thick of Europe’s most turbulent time in a generation… and what’s really happening behind the scenes with Brexit.
Strategy Director, News Partnerships, Google
22nd February 2018
Tackling fake news, and repairing Google’s relationship with the news industry – offering strategic advice, and even cash investment