Alan Rusbridger was the editor-in-chief of one of the world’s largest news media, the Guardian, for almost 20 years. Hear him in conversation with Weekendavisens editor in chief Martin Krasnik, on Audiodays about the news media’s priorities and ability – or lack thereof – to focus on what is important in the world. And hear his reflections on the changing importance of the media, due to the growth of social media.
Alan Rusbridger became editor-in-chief of The Guardian in 1995, having been a reporter and columnist earlier in his career. Rusbridger stood down from the post in 2015. He has been awarded for “building a global media organisation dedicated to responsible journalism in the public interest, undaunted by the challenges of exposing corporate and government malpractices”. Alan Rusbridger is the chair of Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism and also member of the Oversight Board created by Facebook. He is now also editor of Prospect magazine.