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Stephen Hull

Editor-in-Chief of The Huffington Post UK

Stephen Hull is editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post UK, one of Britain's most popular news websites. He is responsible for all editorial content and strategy across news, politics, business, tech, lifestyle, social media, entertainment and sport. A qualified journalist since 1999, Stephen had his first taste of reporting as a 14-year-old schoolboy on his local paper - the Basingstoke Gazette. In 2009 he was made Head of Content at Metro.co.uk before moving to HuffPostUK where he has made it a multi award winning website. In 2012 Stephen led the London Olympics editorial team and covered the event from Olympic Park. He has also appeared on BBC Newsnight, BBC Radio 4 Today Programme, BBC Radio 4 The World Tonight and BBC Radio 2. In 2015 The Huffington Post UK was awarded bronze for Website Of The Year at the British Media Awards and shortlisted for News Website Of The Year at the Newsawards. Stephen was himself shortlisted for Editor of the Year at the Online Media Awards 2015.

Introducing Building Modern Men, Guest Edited By Andy Murray

By the end of today in the UK about 12 men will have died at their own hands. It happened yesterday and it will happen tomorrow, and the day after, and the day after that too. Actually, there's no indication of when it will stop... Suicide is very much a male issue, with men almost four times more likely than women to take their own life, but the reasons why are unclear. This November HuffPost UK will dedicate the entire month to talking about the mental health and wellbeing issues that impact on the lives of men in our Building Modern Men series.
13/09/2016 09:17 BST

Young Minds Matter Proved We Can Start a Global Movement to Reduce Stigma Around Mental Health

Today history was made. It was a turning point for a generation of young people and children who could start to benefit from the Young Minds Matter campaign, launched on The Huffington Post UK by The Duchess Of Cambridge. This morning my team and I set up shop in London's historic Kensington Palace as The Duchess of Cambridge guest edited our website on the topic of mental health awareness in children and reducing the stigma surrounding it. This kind of event has never happened before, may never happen again, and it turned out to be quite a big deal.
17/02/2016 21:44 GMT

Introducing Young Minds Matter

On 17 February, Her Royal Highness, The Duchess of Cambridge, will join editors at HuffPost UK as guest editor to specifically help raise awareness of this issue and help us launch Young Minds Matter. Using the hashtag #youngmindsmatter we will discuss the problems, causes and also most importantly the solutions to the stigma surrounding the UK's mental health crisis among children.
03/02/2016 10:57 GMT

Introducing Making Modern Love

This year on The Huffington Post UK we've had a think about the Dia dos Namorados and have reimagined it from a different perspective. Our Making Modern Love series will look at what love really means to Britons in 2016. Built on the three themes of finding love, building love and losing love, the HuffPost UK will explore human stories to inspire, empower, entertain and inform our readers. We'll be chronicling the stories of those who've found love in a hopeless place, we'll be looking at why couples are obsessed with making their declarations of love go viral and touch on why you people should nurture all relationships, not just the romantic ones.
01/02/2016 08:14 GMT

Why I'm Using the Paris Attacks to Tell My Friends They're Incredible

On Saturday morning, after the Paris attacks, I started contacting friends. If, through some hideously random twist of fate one of my friends is injured (or worse) as this bizarre, unpredictable and violent phase of history plays out, then I want to at least know I made the most of things with my mates. I don't want to be saying: "I should have been a better friend." So today, if there's one thing you do, do this: contact an old mate, let them know you're thinking of them. They'll love hearing it and so will you and most importantly nobody can take that friendship away.
14/11/2015 13:32 GMT

Why We're Dedicating an Entire Month to Covering the Issues Facing Men

November, it seems, has become of the unofficial month of men across the world. Movember has become a big deal for raising awareness about cancer, International Men's Day day takes place on 19 November and throughout the month The Huffington Post UK will be partnering with the Being A Man festival, which takes place at London's Southbank Centre. There's a lot of good issues related to being a man, but by starting a conversation about the tough ones too means there's a huge opportunity to create something wonderful. None of us should be worried about championing men or applauding and rewarding them. Let us be inspired by the great man Herbert Spencer who I mentioned earlier and work together make a society a place that enables us all to start building modern men.
30/10/2015 08:21 GMT

The Near Miss Project Shows Cyclists Are In Peril - Cycling Must Get Safer

I've just spent the first part of my afternoon reading the absolutely fascinating Near Miss Project report on cycling in the UK which has just been released. Anybody who knows me knows cycling is a huge part of my life. Like road users of all types (drivers, cyclists and pedestrians - I'm all three) I've been watching the growing sense of aggression on the streets. Throw in the mix the numerous deaths which have been reported this year and you've got a huge narrative developing that cycling is totally unsafe.
08/09/2015 13:15 BST

The Near Miss Project Shows Cyclists Are In Peril - Cycling Must Get Safer

I've just spent the first part of my afternoon reading the absolutely fascinating Near Miss Project report on cycling in the UK which has just been released. Anybody who knows me knows cycling is a huge part of my life. Like road users of all types (drivers, cyclists and pedestrians - I'm all three) I've been watching the growing sense of aggression on the streets. Throw in the mix the numerous deaths which have been reported this year and you've got a huge narrative developing that cycling is totally unsafe.
08/09/2015 13:15 BST

Where Do Good Men Sit on Women-Only Carriages?

Like a lot of men I've spoken to since hearing talk of women-only train carriages, I feel genuinely offended. Most men I know are good guys. They are loving sons, brothers, fathers and husbands. They respect women and men alike and try to live life in such a way that doesn't upset, offend or intimidate others. Perhaps better ways to deal with this issue would be to think inclusively, increase sex education in schools and even on the Tube. We should be educating people and letting them know this type of anti-social behaviour is unacceptable and will not tolerated by women or men. We should be teaching respect, inclusivity and tolerance, not segregation.
27/08/2015 11:47 BST

Admit It - The Worst Part About the Tube Strike Is Feeling Green With Envy

Every time there's a Tube strike, Londoners seem to find their Dunkirk spirit. We put hate to one side and dig deep. We repeatedly hear of amusing commutes, we see funny viral images and memes popping up all over the place. People talk to each other. Keep calm and carry on. This resilience and levity is something we need to remember to in the build-up to yet another strike. There are a lot of reasons, serious, legitimate and convincing ones, to both agree and disagree with striking Tube workers. Yet there's always an emotion underpinning the thoughts of non-Tube staff: Envy.
05/08/2015 10:48 BST

Introducing Beyond the Bombings

With Beyond the Bombings we've been deliberate to use our What's Working approach to news to focus on constructive, solution-led journalism. We will be publishing an interview with 7/7 survivor Gill Hicks who lost her legs and became a motivational speaker and anti-extremism campaigner. We'll have a blog from Esther Hyman, whose sister died in the attacks and who is raising money for an online anti-extremism course. We've also written a profile of Paul Dadge, the 'reluctant hero' who helped a woman with the white face mask in a famous picture. The London bombings touched people from across Britain, including our own news editor Jacqueline Housden who was on one of the tube trains which was attacked and is returning to work at HuffPost UK after giving birth to her first child. These are all remarkable stories which highlight the ability of wounds, no matter how deep, to heal.
03/07/2015 10:18 BST

Introducing HuffPost Thrivers

In recent months we've felt so strongly that there had been a huge shift in reader habits that we commissioned You Gov to complete a research project examining in detail the new digital audience and its habits. What they've proved is that a completely new type of audience has developed. They are a distinct, articulate, aware group of smartphone readers, for whom news is. We call them Thrivers. Thrivers, quite simply, are flourishing in the UK. They are self-aware, inquisitive and enjoy new experiences. Thrivers are also tech savvy and media literate. They seek deeper brand relationships in exchange for experience and knowledge.
17/06/2015 10:24 BST

How to Survive the General Election Third Metric-Style

At The Huffington Post UK we've made a big deal of raising the importance of remembering to unplug from digital media, recharge the mind and sleep. And there's a good reason - it's not hipster hocus-pocus. Our coverage, which comes under the banner <em>The Third Metric</em>, shows there's bags of scientific evidence that all of these life choices help with an issue that's a stake this Friday morning - good quality decision making. This week Britons will vote in their millions to entrust a few hundred people with the future of the country. We trust them to make the right decisions without even knowing how they reach them. We are trusting our leaders to make massively important decisions on no sleep.
07/05/2015 21:12 BST