Editor and Broadcaster
Behind the scenes at LBC, editing The Sun, leading the PCC… and his love/hate relationship with Twitter
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.
CEO, Guardian Media Group
7th December 2017
Building a trusted yet financially sustainable global media brand; the incredible success of the ‘supporters’ initiative; keeping their content paywall-free… and a tense relationship with Facebook
30th November 2017
The advertising industry leader on the now “broken” traditional agency model – and how the “blurring of the borders” between disciplines is now inevitable
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.
Editor, 'Victoria Derbyshire', BBC News
9th November 2017
Moving a successful radio partnership into television, driving the news agenda with unique and distinctive journalism… and her joy at winning a BAFTA