11 Facts About Archie Bland


Archie Bland was the editor of the Saturday edition of The Independent.


Archie Bland was one of the youngest people to have ever been appointed to a senior editorial post in the British national newspaper industry, described as "easily the youngest deputy editor in the paper's history, the youngest in national newspapers today and perhaps ever on Fleet Street".


Archie Bland is the half-brother of four siblings, through his mother's earlier marriage to Thomas Edmund Byng, the 8th Earl of Strafford, among whom are the author Lady Georgia Byng and The Hon.


At Winchester, Archie Bland obtained four A*s, three A's and two B's at GCSE, followed by Emmanuel College, Cambridge, at which he became the editor of Varsity, the student newspaper of the university.


Archie Bland graduated from Columbia with Honors, receiving the School's Henry N Taylor Award.


Archie Bland joined The Independent on Sunday newspaper in 2007 as a graphics researcher.


Archie Bland was a regular columnist in the Independent, and a contributor to the Columbia Journalism Review.


In July 2013, Archie Bland took up a new role as senior writer at both The Independent and The Independent on Sunday newspapers, and in September 2014, he joined The Guardian newspaper.


Archie Bland later became Deputy National Editor of The Guardian before taking up his role writing the newsletter.


Archie Bland won the last-ever episode of the BBC television game show The Weakest Link, in March 2012.


Archie Bland had previously appeared on the programme in 2003, at the age of 19.