Katharine Viner is the editor-in-chief of The Guardian. She was deputy editor from 2008 to 2015, launched the award-winning Guardian Australia in 2013, and was also editor of Guardian US, based in New York. Since becoming editor-in-chief, she has put The Guardian’s purpose at the heart of its journalism, led the development of its successful reader contribution strategy, and brought the organisation back to a profitable position. Under her leadership The Guardian became the first news organisation in the world to win both an Oscar and a Bafta.
Viner gave the 2013 AN Smith Lecture in Journalism at the University of Melbourne, The Rise of the Reader, discussing journalism in the age of the open web, and a speech on Truth and Reality in a Hyper-Connected World as part of the Oxford University Women of Achievement Lecture Series in May 2016. She is the winner of the Diario Madrid prize for journalism for her 2016 long read, How Technology Disrupted the Truth.