Journalist Adam Roberts speaks to the BNC!

In a news-packed week that saw the first presidential debate, we were delighted to welcome Adam Roberts, journalist at The Economist newspaper, to take your questions!

Adam specialises in reporting on America, and as you'll hear him say, writing about politics plays a big part in his job!



As a journalist, how do you know what is fact and what is not?
articulate_concept, Michael Faraday School


Based on the debate this week who do you think will win the election?
spectacular_beaver, Beverley St. Nicholas Primary School


Who do you think should win the election?
reflective_arctic_fox, Hammond Junior School


Have you ever met Donald Trump or Joe Biden in person?
valuable_vegetable, Hammond Junior School


Do you think Donald Trump has actually committed any crimes?
compelling_cheetah, Streamham Wells Primary School


What do you think Barack Obama thinks about Donald Trump's policies?
outspoken_planet, Michael Faraday School


Bonus question! What advice would you give a young person who wanted to be a journalist?
Tom @ the BNC


We hope you've enjoyed watching Adam Roberts answers! Have a go at these two questions in your comments below.

  1. What's the most interesting thing you learnt?
  2. Based on what Adam has said, what do you think is the most important skill for a journalist?

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