Barber speaking at the Financial Times 125th anniversary party in London, June 2013
|Notable credit(s)||Editor of The Financial Times|
|Children||1 daughter, 1 son|
Barber was appointed editor of the Financial Times (FT) in November 2005. Previously, he was the Financial Times' U.S. managing editor and before that, editor of the FT's Continental European edition (2000–2002), during which he briefed US President George W. Bush ahead of his first trip to Europe. Other positions at the FT include news editor (1998–2000), Brussels bureau chief (1992–1998), and both Washington correspondent and US editor (1986–1992).
Barber was educated at Dulwich College, an independent school for boys in Dulwich in South London and at St Edmund Hall, Oxford, graduating in 1978 with a joint honours degree in German and Modern History.
Life and career
Barber began his career in journalism in 1978 as a reporter for The Scotsman. In 1981, after being named Young Journalist of the Year in the British press awards, he moved to the Sunday Times, where he was a business correspondent. He has co-written several books, including a history of Reuters news agency (The Price of Truth, 1985) and the Westland political scandal (Not with Honour, 1986). In 1985, he was the Laurence Stern fellow at the Washington Post. In 1992, he was a visiting scholar at the University of California, Berkeley, working under Nelson Polsby at the Institute of Governmental Studies. In 1996, he was a visiting fellow at the Robert Schuman centre at the European University Institute in Florence. In November 2005, he was appointed editor of the Financial Times.
Awards and recognition
During his career, Barber has received several distinguished awards. In 1981, he was named Young Journalist of the Year in the British Press Awards. In 1985, he was the Laurence Stern fellow at the Washington Post. In 1992, he was a visiting scholar at the Institute of Governmental Studies at the University of California at Berkeley. In 1996, he was a visiting fellow at the European University Institute in Florence. In 1998, he was named one of the 101 most influential Europeans by Le Nouvel Observateur. In 2009, he was awarded the St George Society medal of honour for his contribution to journalism in the transatlantic community. In February 2011, he was appointed to the Board of Trustees at The Tate.
- "Lionel Barber" (PDF). Financial Times.[dead link]
- "New editor at the FINANCIAL TIMES" (PDF). Press Business (1). February 2006. Retrieved 7 October 2013.
- Media related to Lionel Barber at Wikimedia Commons
- Profile at The Financial Times
- Appearances on C-SPAN
- Charlie Rose appearances
- Works by or about Lionel Barber in libraries (WorldCat catalog)
- Lionel Barber collected news and commentary at The Guardian
- "Can and Should the Eurozone Survive?" Public lecture at LSE, 7 November 2013
|Editor of The Financial Times
March 2005 – present