James Harding

BBC head of news leaves to start ‘news media venture’

The BBC’s director of news and current affairs, James Harding, is due to step down at the beginning of 2018 to launch his own news media venture. Harding, a seasoned journalist who was editor of The Times newspaper before joining the BBC, has overseen all of the BBC’s News and Current Affairs programming since his […]

BBC News looks ‘beyond broadcasting’

The BBC will look to offer more personalised and location-based news in the future and seek to “inform beyond broadcasting” according to a major new report by the corporation. The Future of News report, published this week, comes ahead of detailed proposals that will be outlined by BBC News as part of the BBC’s overall […]

BBC must go ‘mobile-first’ to widen reach

BBC executive board member Howard Stringer has called on the corporation to make content first for mobile and to appeal to social audiences, in order to hit its internal target of doubling its global reach by 2022. In a report titled ‘2022: Towards 500 Million,’ Stringer, who was formerly chairman and CEO of Sony, said […]

BBC News Director takes up role

UK broadcaster the BBC’s new director of news and current affairs, James Harding, takes up his post today.  Formerly editor of The Times newspaper, Harding was appointed in April and was tasked by BBC director general Tony Hall with giving BBC news a “renewed sense of purpose.” Harding’s predecessor, Helen Boaden, moved to a new […]