“If it’s in your soul, as well as in your brain - that gives you the best chance of success”
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Having always spoken of the need to modernise news and target younger audiences, changemaker Kamal Ahmed found himself in a position to walk his talk by co-founding The News Movement, a social-first platform, aimed at 18 to 25-year-olds.
So where did it all start, how did he navigate the change and what has been achieved so far?
In this interview you’ll hear Kamal’s journey to setting a new agenda for youth audiences and the importance of listening.
Featuring: Kamal Ahmed, Co-founder, The News Movement
Kamal Ahmed is co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of The News Movement, a new media business focused on social media channels, new audiences and digital consumption.
Between 2016 and 2018 Kamal was Economics Editor at BBC News, leading economics coverage for the corporation. He joined the BBC in April 2014 as Business Editor from the Telegraph Media Group where he was Executive Business Editor responsible for The Sunday Telegraph’s business and economics coverage.
Between 2007 and 2009 Kamal was Group Director, Communications, at the Equality and Human Rights Commission and before that was Executive Editor, News, at The Observer. Between 2000 and 2004, Kamal was Political Editor of The Observer, covering Tony Blair’s premiership. He has also worked at The Guardian and Scotland on Sunday.
A Leeds University Graduate in Political Studies, Kamal’s first book, The Life and Times of a Very British Man, was published by Bloomsbury in 2018.
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