Insight with Alan Rusbridger, Editor of The Guardian: Getting it Right on the Left

Talk Wednesday 25th June, 2008

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Stephen Sackur talks to Alan Rusbridger about his role as one of Fleet Street’s longest-serving  editors. What have been the high and low points during his time on the paper? How is The Guardian coping with the challenges facing print? With major changes taking place within The Guardian and the biggest editorial overhaul in the paper’s history, will The Guardian’s multi-media strategy be enough to survive the current climate?

Alan Rusbridger has been editor of The Guardian since 1995. Founded in 1821, The Guardian has a long history of editorial and political independence. Rusbridger was previously a reporter, columnist, features editor and deputy editor of The Guardian. He worked for The Observer and as Washington Editor of the London Daily News before returning to The Guardian in 1987. He is a member of the main board of The Guardian Media Group and of the Scott Trust, which owns The Guardian.


Stephen Sackur is the regular presenter of HARDtalk, the current affairs interview programme on BBC World and News 24. Previously, Stephen was the BBC’s Europe correspondent and, prior to that, the BBC’s Washington correspondent.