Words matter. These are the best Katharine Viner Quotes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
For 500 years after Gutenberg, the dominant form of information was the printed page: knowledge was primarily delivered in a fixed format, one that encouraged readers to believe in stable and settled truths.
For young people in the U.K. who find themselves without anywhere to live – perhaps they have left the family home after a relationship breakdown, or to escape abuse, or have left care – it is far too easy to become trapped in a chain of misfortune, with little help from the state.
The ‘Guardian’ supports the vital work that volunteers and campaigners do to mitigate homelessness and destitution; we will also continue to report on the causes of homelessness and destitution and urge policy change that will solve it.
Once refugee children are in the U.K., adapting to their new surroundings can be a lonely and demoralising experience.
The most important relationship the ‘Guardian’ has is with its readers.
For some time, destitution has been a harsh reality for asylum seekers, migrants, and refugees who are unable to access mainstream accommodation and support. Delays in the asylum and appeals process can leave them in limbo for years without money, shelter, and advice.
If people long to create a better world, then we must use our platform to nurture imagination – hopeful ideas, fresh alternatives, belief that the way things are isn’t the way things need to be.
‘Guardian’ journalism itself will remain what it has always been: thoughtful, progressive, fiercely independent and challenging, and also witty, stylish, and fun.
After working at the ‘Guardian’ for two decades, I feel I know instinctively why it exists. Most of our journalists and our readers do, too – it’s something to do with holding power to account and upholding liberal values.
During the Second Boer War, from 1899 to 1902, Britain was rampantly jingoistic: anyone who opposed the war was cast as a traitor. The ‘Guardian’ stood against it and ran a campaign for peace while the brilliant ‘Guardian’ reporter Emily Hobhouse exposed the concentration camps for the Boers run by the British.
At a moment when people are losing faith in their ability to participate in politics and make themselves heard, the media can play a critical role in reversing that sense of alienation.
Sadly, we can’t eliminate bigotry. But that doesn’t mean we have to tolerate it, much less give it a platform on which to thrive.
Nearly one year on from his election, Donald Trump disregards the constitution, offends allies, and attacks minorities, the powerless, and those who are holding him to account.
In the news feed on your phone, all stories look the same – whether they come from a credible source or not.
The ‘Guardian”s unique ownership structure safeguards our editorial independence from commercial or political interference and means we can reinvest any money we receive into this journalism that matters so much.
Digital is not about putting up your story on the web. It’s about a fundamental redrawing of journalists’ relationship with our audience, how we think about our readers, our perception of our role in society, our status.
Helping refugees settle and integrate peacefully, often in the face of distrust and prejudice, is essential work.
Producing in-depth, thoughtful, well-reported journalism is difficult and expensive.
My friendship with the great actor and director Alan Rickman did not have a particularly auspicious start.
Young people are at a higher risk of homelessness than adults and, when they find themselves in crisis, are too often overlooked by hard-pressed council homelessness departments.
Journalists must work to earn the trust of those they aim to serve.
Being editor-in-chief of the ‘Guardian’ and ‘Observer’ is an enormous privilege and responsibility, leading a first-class team of journalists revered around the world for outstanding reporting, independent thinking, incisive analysis, and digital innovation.
In the digital age, it is easier than ever to publish false information, which is quickly shared and taken to be true – as we often see in emergency situations, when news is breaking in real time.
Facebook has become the richest and most powerful publisher in history by replacing editors with algorithms – shattering the public square into millions of personalised news feeds, shifting entire societies away from the open terrain of genuine debate and argument while they make billions from our valued attention.
As editor-in-chief of the ‘Guardian’ and the ‘Observer’, my job is to ensure that our independent journalism continues to be enjoyed by as many readers as possible and that our print newspapers make a positive financial contribution to securing a sustainable future.
Our duty as journalists is to use our clarity – and our imagination – to build hope in the societies in which we work. Our duty is to keep holding power to account, and to fight for press freedom around the world.
We have thought carefully about how our use of typography, colour, and images can support and enhance ‘Guardian’ journalism. We have introduced a font called Guardian Headline that is simple, confident, and impactful.
The political solutions to the refugee crisis may be complex, but that does not mean we should abandon our humanity. We should not close our hearts, retreat behind walls, real or imagined, or ignore the pressing moral imperative to provide assistance and sanctuary for some of the world’s most desperate people.
In the world of British poetry, Carol Ann Duffy is a superstar.
The global movement of displaced people, many of whom end up in detention without hope, is one of the most pressing issues of our times.
The web has changed the way we organise information in a very clear way: from the boundaried, solid format of books and newspapers to something liquid and free-flowing, with limitless possibilities.
When a fact begins to resemble whatever you feel is true, it becomes very difficult for anyone to tell the difference between facts that are true and ‘facts’ that are not.
A newspaper is complete. It is finished, sure of itself, certain. By contrast, digital news is constantly updated, improved upon, changed, moved, developed – an ongoing conversation and collaboration. It is living, evolving, limitless, relentless.