Ian Burrell is a media consultant and columnist for the i paper and The Drum. He is the former Assistant Editor of The Independent, where he worked for 20 years and was also Media Editor. He was previously the paper’s Home Affairs Editor. Prior to that he was an investigative journalist on the Insight team of the Sunday Times and worked for ITV. He has been a regular contributor to broadcast outlets on major media stories, appearing on CNN, BBC News, Sky News and Al Jazeera. He is a regular media commentator for Monocle 24 radio. He trained at the Birmingham Post & Mail where he was UK reporter of the year in the Press Gazette regional press awards. He is co-author of Rodigan, the life story of the music broadcaster and Reggae DJ David Rodigan, published this year by Constable (Hachette).