Alan Rusbridger is the chair of the judges’ panel. He is a British journalist, Principal at Lady Margaret Hall Oxford, and Chair at Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism. Rusbridger was editor-in-chief of The Guardian until 2015.
Alan Rusbridger became editor-in-chief of The Guardian in 1995, having been a reporter and columnist earlier in his career. Rusbridger was one of the winners of the first European Press Prize Special Award in 2014 for enduring many months of official threats and denunciations to publish the basic facts of Edward Snowden files with cool precision and much eloquence in argument.