About us

Prospect is the UK’s outstanding monthly current affairs title—a home for fine writing, robust debate and considered reflection on the biggest issues of our time. Edited by Alan Rusbridger, it is published in print ten times a year—including a bumper issue in both the winter and the summer—and now boasts a lively website, app and suite of newsletters with timely contributions from Prospect’s family of world-class writers. The Prospect Podcast is released each Wednesday; Media Confidential, a landmark new podcast offering from Rusbridger and former Financial Times editor Lionel Barber, comes out each Thursday and unpacks the latest developments in the hugely important media world.

Prospect was launched in 1995 by David Goodhart, an ex-FT journalist who became the magazine’s first editor, Derek Coombs, a former Conservative MP who would become its founding chairman, and Charles Seaford, Prospect’s first publisher. Since then the magazine has grown and evolved—but the words of its first editorial still capture its essence: “Standing back from the scrum, Prospect will offer a different rhythm, an alternative journalistic ‘time,’ and a home for those writers who can see further than the rest of us.” Successive editors—Bronwen Maddox, Tom Clark and, now, former Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger—have sought to deliver on that ambition during Prospect’s journey to becoming the leading digital-first publisher it is today.

Prospect has always been politically independent, with no party-political affiliation or agenda. It is owned and supported by the Resolution Group as part of its not-for-profit, public interest activities. We run an extensive events programme at our auditorium in Westminster and host an annual summer party in our garden overlooking St James’s Park.

 

Staff

Editorial


Editor
Deputy editor
Creative director
Mike Turner
Senior editor Alona Ferber
Books & culture editor
Head of digital audience Ben Clark
Production & associate editor
Assistant editors
Editorial fellow
Imaan Irfan
Contributing editors
Andrew Adonis, Matt d’Ancona, Tom Clark, Philip Collins, Isabel Hilton

Publishing


CEO
Mark Beard
Head of client revenue Wendy Miller
Head of advertising sales
Head of digital
Head of engagement Jo Murray
Head of marketing
Tom Bath
Senior finance manager
Adwoa Bannerman
Management accountant
Anna Garnek

 

Awards

Shortlisted - PPA Awards 2024
Alice Goodman, Columnist/Expert Contributor of the Year
Media Confidential, Podcast of the Year
Tom Lamont, Writer of the Year

Shortlisted - BSME Talent Awards 2024
Mike Turner, David McAllister & Danielle Han, Best Art Team
Media Confidential: Alan Rusbridger & Lionel Barber, Best Podcast - Consumer

Shortlisted - BSME Talent Awards 2023
Mike Turner, Best Designer
Ethan Zuckerman, Best Writer - Specialist

Winner - BSME Talent Awards 2022
Sarah Collins, Best Editorial Assistant

Shortlisted - BSME Awards 2021
Tom Clark, Editor of the Year, Current Affairs and Politics

Winner - BSME Talent Awards 2021
Chris Tilbury, Best Digital Designer

Winner - Bar Council Legal Reporting Awards 2020
Alex Dean, Print and Online

Shortlisted - BSME Awards 2020
Tom Clark, Editor of the Year, Current Affairs and Politics

Shortlisted - BSME Awards 2019
Tom Clark, Editor of the Year, Current Affairs and Politics

Winner - The Orwell Prize 2019
Steve Bloomfield, The Orwell Prize for Journalism

Shortlisted - BSME Talent Awards 2019
Mike Turner & Chris Tilbury, Art Team of the Year

Winner - BSME Awards 2018
Tom Clark, Editor of the Year, Current Affairs and Politics

Shortlisted - BSME Awards 2017
Tom Clark, Editor of the Year, Current Affairs and Politics

Runner-up - Reporting Europe Prize 2011
Bronwen Maddox

Winner - Foreign Press Association Media Awards 2011
Environment Story of the Year

Shortlisted - Foreign Press Association Media Awards 2011
Arts and Culture Story of the Year

Shortlisted - Foreign Press Association Media Awards 2011
Financial/Economic Story of the Year

Winner - Political Studies Association Awards 2004
Winner, Political Publication of the Year

 

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