Executive Editor, HuffPost UK
Balancing good journalism with profitability; and a heartbreaking debut book on male suicide, and the crisis of masculinity
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.
Former Editor-in-Chief and SVP, CNN Digital
5th December 2022
Leading a global team of 350 journalists – how CNN grew the world’s largest digital audience
Founder & CEO, The Bridge
24th November 2022
Bridging the gap—creating mutual opportunities for Asia and the West in TV and film production
Astronomer and science presenter
22nd November 2022
Inspiring the curious to explore the big questions—the great beginnings of the universe, planet Earth… and life itself.
President, Deseret News
10th November 2022
Founded in 1850 by the Mormon Church, now with 10 million readers—the longest-running news organization in the American West