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Biography: Emma Barnett

Emma Barnett was named Digital Journalist of the year by the Association of Online Publishers in 2011 as well as Digital Writer of the Year. Emma specialises in media, digital trends, culture and social affairs.

As Digital Media Editor of the Daily Telegraph, Emma’s journalistic credentials are as solid as her broadcasting gravitas. Regularly appearing on TV and radio, including BBC Radio 4, BBC Five Live, Sky News, CNN, BBC Three and LBC, Emma’s face and voice are equally recognisable.

Host of London’s Biggest Conversation every Sunday on LBC, Emma’s is the voice of the Capital. She explores the issues behind the biggest news stories of the day, and interviews the key people behind the headlines.

Emma also presents Gadget Geeks on Sky One, a studio-based show covering digital media and technology, and is hailed as a leading media and culture commentator after having interviewed some of the most influential personalities and as a result of her monthly column in The Sunday Telegraph.

She also presented a documentary for BBC Radio 4 entitled ‘Do we have a right to be forgotten?’, where she examines the ownership of  online identities and who owns information in the digital age.

Emma also takes on the role of 'The Interrogator', for a new podcast that confronts social, political and religious dilemmas from all angles.

Emma was tipped as a 'one to watch' when she was shortlisted for Red Magazine's annual '20 under 30' Hot List - which highlights the most up and coming women under the age of 30.

Emma is exploiting her interest in social and cultural issues by developing a number of innovative investigative TV documentaries with several production companies.

She has gained a loyal following on Twitter and is ranked the ninth most influential UK journalist tweeter.

Her news coverage includes the royal wedding for LBC and the Hay-on-Wye Literary Festival for The Telegraph and Telegraph TV.

Before she joined The Telegraph, Emma worked for Media Week and contributed to The Times, The Sunday Times Culture Magazine, Esquire Magazine and TimeOut London.

Emma also writes regularly for Psychologies magazine, women’s site MyDaily and The Stage Newspaper.

In 2012 she was named best new radio presenter at the Arqiva Commercial Radio Awards.

From November 2014 Emma has been presenting the Five Live Hit List, reporting on the most current social media trends.

For further information or to book Emma Barnett, call us at Speakers Corner on +44 (0)20 7607 7070 or email info@speakerscorner.co.uk

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