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Aditya Chakrabortty

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Meaning 2018

Aditya Chakrabortty is a journalist and broadcaster. As senior economics commentator for The Guardian, he writes a regular column and reports from around Britain and the world.

His work focusses on social justice and on the innovators striving to make a difference. He combines an eye for localised detail with a comprehensive view of the world and its structural inequalities. At Meaning, Aditya helped us take a look at the current state of society and consider our next moves…

Aditya has been an economics journalist for over 20 years, beginning his career by covering the Asian financial crisis from Singapore, and the dotcom boom from New York. He joined the BBC as an economics producer, contributing to the Ten O’Clock News and Newsnight.

In December 2017, Aditya won the British Journalism Award for Comment Journalist of the year. His work has also won a Social Policy Association honour, and the Harold Wincott award for Business Journalism. He was shortlisted for an Orwell prize for journalism in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.

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