Journalism Advisory Board
Our Journalism Advisory Board provides the OICP with advice and support from leading journalism professionals
Jon Snow joined ITN in 1976 reporting from Africa, the Middle East and Europe and has been the anchor of Channel 4 News since 1989. A five-time winner of the Royal Television Society’s Presenter of the Year award, Jon was also honoured with BAFTA awards in 2005 and 2015, and a BAFTA Fellowship in 2015. Jon served on the Boards of Britain’s National Gallery, the Tate, and for 30 years was Chairman of the New Horizon Youth Centre.
Samantha Harman is the award-winning Editor of the Oxford Mail and Newsquest’s stable of Oxfordshire publications. From a newspaper trainee in 2012 to a Deputy Editor within three years, Samantha went on to edit several Berkshire and Buckinghamshire titles and saw the Bucks Free Press (on which she was the first female Editor in its 160-year history) named Newspaper of the Year. In 2018 she was named Editor of the Year and Gannett (USA Today) Individual of the Year.
Hazel Healy co-edits the award-winning New Internationalist magazine. A writer, editor and broadcaster, she specialises in stories that unpack the thorny subjects of justice, equality and political change. Hazel co-founded local paper Manchester Mule before freelancing from Madrid for the BBC World Service, the LA Times, The Guardian and De Correspondent. In 2017, she won a Drum Online Media award for her stories of life after Ebola in Sierra Leone produced with On Our Radar.
Deborah Joseph is an award-winning Editor who took over as Editor-in-Chief of Glamour UK in 2017, seeing the brand through a period of exciting digital transition. Prior to that, she spent six years working for fashion and celebrity tech start ups and was a social media consultant for fashion designer Jenny Packham. She has edited Easy Living, Brides and the Daily Mail’s Life and Style section. She is a mother of three children and three pugs.
Jeremy Leslie has worked as an Art Director on magazines such as Blitz and Time Out and as Creative Director at John Brown Media. He has developed a parallel career commenting on magazine creativity, with a particular interest in the new indie scene. Alongside the magCulture design studio he runs the magCulture online Journal and shop, has written several books about editorial design and organises the annual ModMag conferences in London and New York. In 2018 he was awarded the BSME’s Mark Boxer Award for services to the magazine industry.
Liv Little is a curator, audio producer and the founder of gal-dem magazine. She has also worked as a digital executive in commissioning at the BBC and as a Contributing Editor for ELLE UK. Liv is obsessed with telling people’s stories and this threads throughout all of the work that she does whether in audio, video, art or discussion.
Jo Morrell joined The Telegraph as Managing Editor of The Telegraph in 2017. Jo was previously a Founding Director of The Pool UK, and subsequently featured in the Timewise Power 50 List. She has held Managing Director positions at both Future plc and Bauer Media, which publishes Grazia, as well as directorships at BBC Worldwide and the Haymarket Media Group. Passionate about education for the less privileged, Jo is also on the advisory board of both Founders4Schools.
Gill is an NCTJ-trained journalist specialising in business, tech and property. She has written for publications, organisations and brands including The Daily Mail’s This is Money, The Bureau for Investigative Journalism/Bureau Local, The Press Association, Woman magazine, Showhouse and The Oxford Times and Oxford Mail. Gill also writes for websites, blogs and clients such as UCAS, Conran Design Group, and Oxford University Hospitals Trust.
Alan Rusbridger was Editor-in-Chief of the Guardian from 1995-2015. During his tenure, he and the paper won numerous awards, including the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service Journalism. He is currently Principal of Lady Margaret Hall and Chair of the Reuters Institute. As a keen amateur musician Alan is the author of Play it Again and is also the co-author of the BBC drama, Fields of Gold. His memoir of journalism and its future, Breaking News, was published in 2018.
Farrah Storr is the award-winning Editor-in-Chief of Elle UK. Prior to that she spent four years at the helm of Cosmopolitan and was the launch Editor of Women’s Health — the most successful women’s magazine launch of the millennium. A journalist for 17 years, she has written extensively for magazines and broadsheets. In 2017, Farrah was cited as one of the most powerful UK BAME leaders by The Guardian and Operation Black Vote and in 2018 won both the PPA and BSME Editor of the Year. She is part of the Social Mobility Commission.