James Harding – Keynote Speaker

Recent Director of News and Current Affairs at the BBC

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Specialist Subjects

  • Media
  • Journalism



James Harding was the Director of News and Current Affairs at the BBC, the world’s largest news organisation from April 2013 to January 2018.


James Harding was Editor of The Times of London from 2007-2012, winning the Newspaper of the Year in two of the five years he edited the paper.


James Harding was previously The Times’ Business Editor, having joined from The Financial Times, where he worked as Washington Bureau Chief, Media Editor and China correspondent opening the paper’s bureau in Shanghai in 1996.


He is the author of Alpha Dogs – How political spin became a global business. James Harding presents On Background on the BBC World Service with Zanny Minton-Beddoes, editor of The Economist.

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