Andreas Whittam Smith
Andreas Whittam Smith was a financial journalist until 1985 when he led the team that founded The Independent. The paper’s first editor (1986-1994), he has subsequently been the president of the British Board of Film Classification (1998-2002) and chairman of the Financial Ombudsman Service (1998-2003). He is currently First Church Estates Commissioner responsible for £5bn of the Church's investments, and chairman of the Children's Mutual.
26 March 2015 11:35 AM
The journalists who were charged and acquitted were part of a culture where any story could be bought, but they didn’t invent it
18 March 2015 05:10 PM
When it comes to the 2017 election I hope the French take fright again
What do the charges Peter Oborne levels against the Telegraph tell us about the economics of newspapers?
18 February 2015 06:51 PM
At some publications, content is not always immune from commercial pressures
Isis video: Publishing these images would not just be shocking, but a breach of moral responsibility
04 February 2015 04:54 PM
How Isis’s atrocities pose a dilemma for Western media
28 January 2015 06:44 PM
Inequality is the story to tell, and it can win Labour the election
21 January 2015 05:30 PM
Those affected by the Iraq war want a reckoning
14 January 2015 06:25 PM
Just look at how one periodical described the country’s first Jewish prime minister
17 December 2014 08:00 PM
There is a political virtue we have practised – patience in the face of adversity
10 December 2014 06:02 PM
His neglect of his duties has contributed to a scandal
12 November 2014 06:00 PM
As voter turnouts decline, so does the legitimacy of any new government
Katie Hopkins attacked me on Twitter — so I reported her to the police for inciting racial hatred
Street preacher quoting from the Bible fined for calling homosexuality an 'abomination'
Woman filmed launching racist tirade against men on the Tube for speaking in 'own lingo'
David Cameron calls Labour 'hopeless, sneering socialists' while announcing 7-day NHS plans
Revealed: Putin's army of pro-Kremlin bloggers
Katie Hopkins reported to the police for race hatred by Labour MP Simon Danczuk after tweet about Pakistani men
- 1 Rape threats, death threats and a police investigation after video poking fun at an Islamic Party in Malaysia goes viral
- 2 Katie Hopkins attacked me on Twitter — so I reported her to the police for inciting racial hatred
- 3 Gamers confess the worst things they've done in The Sims
- 4 6-year-old writes ice cold Valentine's card to his stepmother
- 5 Syrian child photographed 'surrendering to camera because she thought it was a gun'