Becky Gardiner has been a journalist since 1990, working mainly as an editor in both print and digital media.
She has held several senior editorial posts, most recently Comment editor at the Guardian (2010-14). During her 16 years at the Guardian, she held a number of other posts including deputy editor of G2, Education editor, Women’s editor, launch editor of the Family section and editor of the award-winning Comment is free website.
Before joining the Guardian she was Editor of the Big Issue, and deputy editor of the Independent on Sunday’s Real Life section. She has also written features for a wide range of magazines and newspapers, and was a chief sub-editor on the Arts desk of the Independent for several years.
She is the editor of The Bedside Guardian 2014.
New Challenges to Freedom of Expression: Countering Online Abuse of Female Journalists
Gardiner, Becky, ed. 2016. New Challenges to Freedom of Expression: Countering Online Abuse of Female Journalists. OSCE.
The dark side of Guardian comments
Gardiner, Becky; Mansfield, Mahana; Anderson, Ian; Ulmanu, Monica; Louter, Daan and Holder, Josh. 2016. The dark side of Guardian comments. The Guardian (print and online),
Top of the list of student demands: not lower fees, but more counselling
Gardiner, Becky. 2015. Top of the list of student demands: not lower fees, but more counselling. The Guardian,
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Digital Threats Targeting Female Journalists
Gardiner, Becky. 2015. 'Digital Threats Targeting Female Journalists'. In: Digital Threats Targeting Female Journalists (OSCE Expert Meeting, Vienna). OSCE, Vienna, Austria.