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Becky Gardiner

Staff details

PositionSenior Lecturer
Email b.gardiner (@gold.ac.uk)
Phone+44 (0)20 7919 7610

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.

Publications

Edited Book

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.

Bedside Guardian 2014
Gardiner, Becky, ed. 2014. Bedside Guardian 2014. Guardian books.

Article

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),

The Kindness of Strangers
Gardiner, Becky. 2015. The Kindness of Strangers. The Guardian,

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,

A life in writing: Selma James
Gardiner, Becky. 2012. A life in writing: Selma James. Guardian,

Conference or Workshop Item

Mirrors or Movers IV
Gardiner, Becky. 2016. 'Mirrors or Movers IV'. In: Mirrors and Movers IV: Keynote panel discussion (How do we get the internet we want?). London, United Kingdom.

NewsImpact Summit
Gardiner, Becky; Ferrier, Michelle and Chemaly, Soraya. 2016. 'NewsImpact Summit'. In: Trolls, Corruption, Falsehood: Reporting 'Truth' in the Digital Age. LSE, United Kingdom.

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.

Project

The Web We Want (for the Guardian)
Gardiner, Becky. 2016. The Web We Want (for the Guardian).