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Alan Rusbridger reveals his personal secret to survival
January 26, 2014 11:11 AM   Subscribe

"I take no exercise, drink and listen to the radio all night, and I play the piano."

Annette Dittert, London correspondent for the German public broadcaster NDR (Norddeutscher Rundfunk) interviews Grauniad editor-in-chief Alan Rusbridger. (The interview in English is the bottom one.)
posted by rhombus (4 comments total) 12 users marked this as a favorite

I love how much he looks the part.
posted by timshel at 11:43 AM on January 26

Thanks for posting this, I have a lot of time for Rusbridger, especially in light of the phone hacking, Snowden, and Establishment push back against the Snowden reporting. I'm glad to see the Guardian looks in more solid financial health these days
posted by C.A.S. at 1:40 PM on January 26

This previously included discussion of The New Yorker's profile of Rusbridger, which includes an overview of his tenure at The Guardian. Worth reading. Interesting man in interesting times.
posted by MonkeyToes at 2:27 PM on January 26

That evening, diggers arrived and tore up the sidewalk immediately in front of the Guardian's US office, a mysterious activity for a Wednesday night. With smooth efficiency, they replaced it. More diggers arrived outside Gibson's home in Brooklyn.

Soon, every member of the Snowden team was able to recount similar unusual moments: "taxi drivers" who didn't know the way or the fare; "window cleaners" who lingered next to the editor's office. "Very quickly, we had to get better at spycraft," Gibson says.

posted by jeffburdges at 4:21 PM on February 3

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