Stig Abell

Editor and Broadcaster

Behind the scenes at LBC, editing The Sun, leading the PCC… and his love/hate relationship with Twitter

20th October 2016

Stig Abell is Editor of the Times Literary Supplement, and former Managing Editor of The Sun. In this in-depth interview, he reveals behind the scenes at his LBC show; argues that low wages and internships are making journalism a ‘parasitic medium’; discusses his love/hate relationship with social media and death threats he’s received; recounts his time at The Sun, his fondness for its ‘mix of high and low culture’, and empathises with its Hillsborough critics; welcomes how new technology is challenging ‘cocky’ newspapers; and outlines his ambitious plans for the TLS.