Expert contributors

For each new issue discussed by young people on this site, some Expert Contributors join the conversation to share relevant expertise. If you feel you could be an Expert Contributor we would love to hear from you – contact BurnetNewsClub@economist.com.


Ask the expert | We want your questions!

Ask the expert | We want your questions!

As you know, Burnet News Club members hear from Expert Contributors on each of the issues they are discussing in their club. What questions do you have about our current BNC Issue Catalonia: In it together or independent? Write your curiosity filled questions below. The best ones will be sent […]

Chief Executive of Onward answers your questions | Social Housing

Chief Executive of Onward answers your questions | Social Housing

Bronwen Rapley is Chief Executive of Onward. Onward is the largest registered provider of social housing based solely in the North West, with 35,000 properties across the region. Before joining Onward, Bronwen was deputy director of investigation and enforcement at the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA). Bronwen has worked in housing and […]

Jem Guanzon, photographer in Russia | Russia and rights

Jem Guanzon, photographer in Russia | Russia and rights

Jem Guanzon lives in Russia. She is originally from the Phillipines but has been working in Moscow for three years. Jem is a photographer for Lensational. I am Jem Guanzon. I’m 33 years old, from the Philippines. I moved to Moscow because I wanted new challenges in my life and I […]

Tim Marshall, journalist | Russia and rights

Tim Marshall, journalist | Russia and rights

Tim Marshall is a journalist and author of a best-selling book called Prisoners of Geography. He knows all about politics around the world. Vladimir Putin has been in power for longer than he should’ve been and is ignoring the rights of Russia’s civilians. There are literally no women involved in […]

Vivienne Westwood | Climate Change

Vivienne Westwood | Climate Change

Dame Vivienne Westwood is a fashion designer who helped kick off the punk era. She now uses her profile to promote environmental issues and to stop climate change. Would humanity come to an end if we lost electricity? From: The Asguardian Reporter | Malcolm Arnold Academy 1 When will it […]

#IWill Ambassadors | Climate Change

#IWill Ambassadors | Climate Change

The #iwill campaign works with organisations to help young people get into social action and change the face of UK society. We know that when young people are given opportunities to participate, you can make a huge impact in your community and beyond. The people who have responded to your […]

Rachael Jolley, Index on Censorship | Fake News

Rachael Jolley, Index on Censorship | Fake News

Rachael Jolley is the editor of Index on Censorship. Censorship is when somebody takes away your freedom of speech. For example, the Chinese government censor anybody who says bad things about the government. Dear Burnet News Club members! I’m so glad to hear you want to know more about journalism and […]

Ayshah Tull, CBBC Newsround | Fake News

Ayshah Tull, CBBC Newsround | Fake News

Ayshah Tull presents CBBC Newsround. She is a presenter, reporter and journalist on the show and has worked on it for three years. Dear Burnet News Club members, I’m Ayshah from CBBC Newsround. Thank you so much for inviting me to answer your questions on fake news. It’s such a […]

Amol Rajan, BBC | Fake News

Amol Rajan, BBC | Fake News

Amol Rajan is the BBC’s media editor. That means he writes about what is happening in the media around the world. Dear Burnet News Club members,   Thank you so much for your very flattering invitation to participate in your study. I like clubs. I’m a clubbable guy. And I […]