Former Editor, Financial Times
The ‘assault’ on journalism and ‘divisive’ politics of Brexit… and what Trump is really like in person
Lionel Barber is the Former Editor of the Financial Times. In this in-depth interview, he discusses his long career, including covering the end of the Cold War, the first Gulf War and several US presidential campaigns; takes us behind the scenes of his interviews with some of the biggest global leaders, and reveals what Putin is really like in person; recalls his recent visit to the “chaotic” White House, meeting with a “self-conscious” President Trump; argues that Facebook and other “big platforms” have a responsibility to tackle fake news, and suggests strategies to contain its spread; and why politics has become more “divisive”, resulting in Brexit and an “assault” on journalism.
Dr Fiona Godlee
Editor-in-Chief, British Medical Journal
28th May 2020
The editor of medicine’s most respected journal shares her fears that the COVID-19 pandemic could get worse
Co-editor & Founder, Air Mail
21st May 2020
Twenty-five years at the top of the glossy magazines, from high society to high-impact journalism.
Co-editor, Air Mail
21st May 2020
Taking the ‘glossy’ magazine ethos online for a global audience with high expectations
Guardian journalist & author 'The Windrush Betrayal'
14th May 2020
Breaking the Windrush scandal: a tip-off, months of persistence against government evasion… and ultimately the Home Secretary’s resignation
Head of Television, BBC Sport
7th May 2020
Leading the team covering the biggest sporting events in the world – and how to cope when the pandemic shuts them down.