NEWS with Anna Bassi – Editor in chief of The Week Junior
How do we make sure that our children are receiving NEWS on the right topics, in the right ways? In episode 92, I’m joined by Anna Bassi, Editor in Chief of The Week Junior. We talk breaking big stories and more. This is one of those conversations that started with one topic (news + journalism) and takes a tangent into another (diversity + race).
Having joined Dennis in 2015 as the magazine’s launch editor, Anna has steered The Week Junior through four consecutive years of circulation growth. The magazine now boasts over 90,000 subscribers and has won multiple awards for its editorial excellence. Under her leadership the team has launched two brand extensions in the UK – the monthly magazine, Science+Nature (in September 2018) and bi-monthly puzzle book, Quizzler (February 2020), and a weekly podcast. An American edition of The Week Junior launched in the US in March 2020 and has already attracted more than 30,000 subscribers. Anna has been creating magazines for children for more than 25 years. She has an in-depth understanding of what young readers engage with, and a commitment to providing smart, perfectly-pitched, trusted and age-appropriate content that keeps children – and their parents – coming back for more. In December 2018 Anna was presented with the Editors’ Editor Award by the British Society of Magazine Editors.
What we cover:
- What news do children need to know?
- Diversity and race