Nicky Cox MBE

Editor-in-chief of First News, the UK's national newspaper for children Nicky Cox MBE, editor of First News, the UK's national newspaper for children with more than two million readers a week. Also editor of First News TV, our online TV channel for young people which includes a news bulletin made for First News by Sky News. I launched First News in 2006 with Piers Morgan and media entrepreneurs Steve and Sarah Thomson. Now it is the widest-read publication for young people in Britain with 2,042,199 readers every week. Kids read at home and nearly half of schools nationwide subscribe to First News, too. It is the only way to communicate effectively with the next generation in the UK. As well as giving the news to children, we also give them a voice and we lead many campaigns on behalf of young people in the country. I was overwhelmed to be awarded with an MBE by the Queen in 2009 for services to children. I am a champion of children and believe that if the world is going to get better the next generation needs to be better informed than the last. Children are 27% of the world's people but 100% of the future.