Journalist, author and activist
The self-proclaimed “leftie-liberal, anti-racist and feminist” argues journalists would “rather write about Beyonce” than hold power to account
Yasmin Alibhai-Brown is a journalist, author and activist. In this in-depth interview, she asserts that being a proud “leftie-liberal, anti-racist and feminist” makes her more susceptible to online abuse; questions why a “feisty woman of colour” like herself wasn’t invited to comment on Brexit; and condemns the state of the media industry, arguing that newspapers have “dumbed down” and journalists would “rather write about Beyonce” than hold power to account.
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