Poorna Bell

Executive Editor, HuffPost UK

Balancing good journalism with profitability; and a heartbreaking debut book on male suicide, and the crisis of masculinity

22nd June 2017

Poorna Bell is UK Executive Editor and Head of Global Lifestyle at HuffPost. In this in-depth interview, she discusses her book ‘Chase the Rainbow’ about her husband’s tragic suicide, the paradox of modern masculinity, and HuffPost’s campaigning commitment on mental health issues; shares the changes she made to grow the Lifestyle section into the site’s second most popular channel; argues successful editors have to build on great journalism with an equal focus on commercial concerns; and contends that printed media still has a strong future – despite competition from huge online brands… such as HuffPost.