About This Episode
On Change Makers today is Kamal Ahmed, the editor-in-chief of the News Movement and former editorial director of BBC News.
At a time when – as Kamal himself says – “trusted, impartial news has never been more vital,” he is taking lessons from almost 30 years in the newsroom to the News Movement, where he is on a mission to address a “global crisis of information”, aiming to deliver objective and trustworthy information for a digital generation.
The aim is to sew the seams of unity back into public discourse, and it also informed his own book, The Life and Times of a Very British Man, a memoir about the history of and indeed resistance to immigration in the UK, and a celebration of the role immigrants play in our society.
Kamal Ahmed, Editor-in-Chief and Co-founder, The News Movement
This month, the book was also included in Trevor Phillips’ Black History Month guide to the best books and films to read and watch to understand the black experience. You can find the full guide, published in The Times, here.