Michael White

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Full name: Michael White (not to be confused with Michael White author and ex-GQ science editor and Sunday Express columnist)

Area of interest: Politics (esp. parliamentary issues), current affairs

Journals/Organisation: The Guardian

Email: michaelwhite@guardian.co.uk

Personal website:

Website: http://www.guardian.co.uk/profile/michaelwhite

Blog: http://www.guardian.co.uk/profile/michaelwhite+politics/blog


Networks: https://twitter.com/#!/michaelwhite



Education: Bodmin Grammar School, Cornwall; University College London: History BA (Hons)

Career: Reading Evening Post, 1966/1970; London Evening Standard, 1970/1971; The Guardian: sub/feature writer, 1971/1974; diary writer, 1974/1976; political correspondent & sketchwriter, 1976/1984; Washington correspondent, 1984/1988; political editor, 1990/2006; assistant editor, 2006-

Current position/role: Assistant editor

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Viewpoints/Insight: White vs Campbell: Michael White recounts his scrap with Alastair Campbell, The Guardian, 5th November 2001

Broadcast media:

Video: Regular BBC commentator and newspaper reviews for Newsnight to Breakfast News, BBC News 24 to Question Time

Controversy/Criticism: BBC2 Talk About Newsnight: Political journalism - Guido Fawkes accuses - film and debate, 28th March 2007 (video)

Awards/Honours: Print Journalist of the Year (MP's and Peers in the House Magazine/ BBC Parliamentary Awards), 2003



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Current debate:George Monbiot won the day in tussle with Julie Burchill, "I have my issues with Monbiot, and Burchill is a terrific controversialist, but the environmental activist came out on top in this morning's Today scrap over green politics", 6th August 2008

The Guardian:

  • no regular column

Column name:

Remit/Info: politics (esp. parliamentary issues), current affairs


Role: political writer


Email: michaelwhite@guardian.co.uk

Websites: Guardian.co / Michael White: All comment | Political briefing | Politics blog | Comment is free...

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  • Hack watch: The security services and Whitehall have long kept dossiers on certain journalists but, characteristically, New Labour has widened the focus - as an internal cabinet memo obtained by the Guardian shows - Seumas Milne, Kevin Maguire, The Guardian, 22nd January 2001