LinkedInPhil Harding

Phil Harding

Journalist Broadcaster and Media Consultant

Location
London, United Kingdom
Industry
Broadcast Media
Current
  1. hardingmedia.com
Previous
  1. BBC News,
  2. BBC World Service,
  3. BBC
Education
  1. University of York
Recommendations3 people have recommended Phil
500+connections

Join LinkedIn & access Phil's full profile

Join LinkedIn & access Phil's full profile. It's free!

As a LinkedIn member, you'll join 300 million other professionals who are sharing connections, ideas, and opportunities.

  • See who you know in common
  • Get introduced
  • Contact Phil directly
500+connections
hardingmedia.com

hardingmedia.com

Journalist and media consultant

– Present

View full profile

Background

Summary

Phil Harding is a journalist, broadcaster and media consultant. Previously he was an award-winning producer, editor and senior executive at the BBC.

Recently he has worked as a consultant with media groups across the world - most recently in Algeria, Montenegro, Hong Kong,India and east Africa. Topics covered have included editorial leadership, public broadcasting in the digital age, making the transition from state to public broadcaster, editorial leadership, journalism in the public interest and impartiality in the modern media world.

In the UK he researched and wrote a major on the teaching and dissemination of journalistic ethics in the wake of the Leveson Inquiry.
He broadcasts for the BBC, both as a presenter and a regular contributor. He is a regular speaker and chair at international conferences.

He helped devise and regularly facilitates the BBC’s College of Journalism’s leadership course.

He is a regular speaker at international conferences. He has also lectured on creativity and crowdsourcing at the Wharton Business School in the US.

He is a Trustee of the Press Association – the leading news agency in the U.K , of the One World Media Trust and of the Commonwealth Press Union Media Trust. He is on the Council of the Media Society and on the Advisory Board of the Society of Editors.

At the BBC, Phil held a wide variety of senior editorial jobs in television and radio. He was Director of English Networks and News for the World Service, Controller of Editorial Policy (responsible for the editorial standards of all BBC output and wrote the BBC’s editorial guidelines), Chief Political Advisor, editor of news programmes at Five Live, editor of the influential Today programme and deputy editor of Panorama.

Phil has won an Emmy in the United States for his television documentary work.He has led teams that have won numerous Sony Gold awards – the most prestigious radio awards in the U.K. On Panorama

Specialties:Journalism and broadcasting; senior editorial and strategic experience; the role of pubic media in the digital age ; extensive experience of Uk and global broadcasting and regulatory issues. The styles of executive leadership needed for the new business world.

Experience

Journalist and media consultant

hardingmedia.com
– Present (7 years 5 months)London

Phil Harding is a journalist, broadcaster and media consultant. Recently he has worked as a consultant with several media groups and public broadcasters on strategy, editorial policy, newsroom practices and topics such as ‘journalism in the public interest’, ‘great editorial leadership’, ‘impartiality and elections’ ‘dealing with politicians and political pressure’ , and ‘public broadcasting in the digital age’.

He has worked in a large number of countries, most recently in Algeria, Montenegro, Hong Kong and India. He also worked with the Nation Group in Kenya to produce a new set of broadcast and social media guidelines for all their tv and radio stations.

He is the author of a major report for Oxfam on international coverage and the future of U.K. public broadcasting – the Great Global Switch Off.

He helped devise and facilitates the BBC’s College of Journalism’s leadership course.

He broadcasts for the BBC, both as a presenter and a regular contributor. He is a regular speaker at international conferences. He has also lectured about digital creativity at Wharton Business School in the US.

He is a Trustee of the Press Association – the leading news agency in the U.K , of the One World Media Trust and of the Commonwealth Press Union Media Trust. He is a Fellow of the Society of Editors and of the Radio Academy.
In 2011 he wrote the Broadcast Journalism syllabus for National Council for the Training of Journalists. In 2012 he wrote a policy paper for them on journalistic ethics and continuous professional development

former Director News World Service

BBC News
(6 years)

former Director News World Service

BBC World Service
(6 years)

Journalist

BBC
(38 years)

I held a variety of editorial positions while at the BBC including: deputy editor of the television prgrammes, Panorama and Nationwide; editor of the Today programme on Radio 4; founding editor of news programmes at Five Live, Chief Political Advisor to the BBC; Controller of Editorial Policy at the BBC and then Director of News and Englsih Networks at the BBC World Service.

former Controller Editorial Policy BBC

BBC
(4 years)

Skills

  • Broadcast
  • Journalism
  • Television
  • Broadcast Journalism
  • Editorial
  • Radio
  • Documentary
  • Politics
  • Television Production
  • Media Relations
  • Editing
  • Writing
  • Strategic Communications
  • News Writing
  • Public Speaking
  • Content Creation
  • Current Affairs
  • Public Relations
  • Crisis Communications
  • Video Production
  • Content Strategy
  • Documentaries
  • Social Media
  • Media Production
  • Storytelling
  • Breaking News
  • Broadcast Television
  • Online Journalism
  • Radio Producing
  • ENPS
  • Radio Broadcasting
  • Newspapers
  • Video
  • Digital Media
  • Producing
  • Multimedia
  • Feature Articles
  • Web Video
  • See 23+  See less

Education

University of York

BA(Hons), Sociology, Social Psychology, Economics, Politics

Activities and Societies: Edited student paper 'Nouse', student radio station, ran student entertainments, active in various student campaigns.

Honors & Awards

Fellow Society of Editors; Fellow Radio Academy; led and commissioned teams that have won numerous Sony radio gold awards; won Emmy for Panorama.

View Phil's full profile to...

  • See who you know in common
  • Get introduced
  • Contact Phil directly

Not the Phil Harding you're looking for? View more

Insights


People Also Viewed

  • Bob Doran

    Bob Doran

    Media consultant and trainer

  • Mark Brayne

    Mark Brayne

    Psychotherapist, EMDR Europe Consultant, Director Braynework Ltd.

  • Paul Starling

    Paul Starling

    Journalist, Broadcaster TV, radio nationals. Brilliant in-depth Researcher (policy and all other areas).

  • Nick Nugent

    Nick Nugent

    Currently working on an EU project on investigative journalism. Latterly Asian College of Journalism, Chennai, India

  • Jerry Timmins

    Jerry Timmins

    Director GMT Media Ltd

  • Andres Ilves

    Andres Ilves

  • Simon Enright

    Simon Enright

    Director of Communications, NHS England

  • Rita Payne

    Rita Payne

    President, Commonwealth Journalists Association, Journalist/media adviser

  • Stephen Chilcott

    Stephen Chilcott

  • Jon Williams

    Jon Williams

    Managing Editor, International News at ABC News

LinkedIn members in United Kingdom:

  1. a
  2. b
  3. c
  4. d
  5. e
  6. f
  7. g
  8. h
  9. i
  10. j
  11. k
  12. l
  13. m
  14. n
  15. o
  16. p
  17. q
  18. r
  19. s
  20. t
  21. u
  22. v
  23. w
  24. x
  25. y
  26. z
  27. more