The reality of travel journalism
Sophy Roberts is an award-winning author and travel writer.
After an unusual start writing about different sides of the pornography industry, she cut her teeth as editor-at-large on the UK edition of Condé Nast Traveller, before joining the magazine’s American team as a special correspondent.
Sophy shares why the best source for stories is through chance meetings with strangers, albeit on a train or in a Mongolian tent, which formed the backdrop of her Sunday Times Book of the Year (2020), ‘The Lost Pianos of Siberia,’ which documents her quest for the classical instrument against the extreme Russian landscape. Recalling her work with Jessica Mitford on one of the most notable exposés in American literature, she compares UK and US newsrooms from a freelancer’s perspective.
23rd January 2023
Leader of the world’s most influential automotive publication on the future of cars – and driving itself
Editor, ‘Openly’ & Thomson Reuters Foundation’s LGBTQ initiative
16th January 2023
Uncovering untold global LGBT+ news – remaining impartial in the face of adversity
Veteran foreign correspondent
23rd December 2022
How 9/11 forced newsrooms to recognize PTSD – and better support their journalists
Vice President & Managing Editor, CNBC
19th December 2022
Tackling financial illiteracy – the fastest-growing website dedicated to personal finance
Director, National Film & Television School
8th December 2022
Building the skills of future leaders in television, film – and now gaming